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Añana Salt Valley

One of the most important cultural, architectural, environmental, landscape and archaeological sites in the world.

The distribution of the liquid
The brine flows, by the force of gravity, to all corners of the salt farms by means of an ingenious system of wooden channels.
Eneko Atxa
For this great cook, the Salt of Añana is a unique treasure, the oldest we have and witness to our origins and history.
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Maximum heritage recognition
The Salt Valley received the Grand Jury Prize of the European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Award 2015
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Valle Salado has been producing salt continuously for 7.000 years.
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Martín Berasategui
For Martín Berasategui, the Basque chef with the most Michelin stars, the Añana´s Salt is the Rolls Royce of the salts of the world and a gastronomic treasure
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Old owners
The Gatzagak society is heir to the Community of Knights Heirs of the Royal Salinas of Añana, which has more than 900 years of history
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Diego Guerrero
According to this great cook, Añana´s Salt defines itself, you only have to accompany it with a dish
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There are wooden structures more than ten meters high that help to reach salt water to every corner of the saltwork
Where to buy Añana´s Salt
You can buy Añana´s Salt in your usual shops and in our online store
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Liquid gold
The salt water from the Valle Salado springs contains 240 grams of salt per litre; seven times more than seawater.
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Andoni L. Aduriz
This great chef clamis, to add a pinch of Añana´s Salt to a dish is a capital pleasure and you incorporate part of the memory of a village and a fraction of the biography of a valley
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Open to the public
The Salt Valley is open to year-round guided tours. Check the dates and times that we have at your disposal to come and discover us.
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Origins of Añana
The huge importance of salt made that Salinas de Añana was the first village founded in the Basque country in the year 1114
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Pedro Subijana
According for this renowed cook, the Salt of Añana has an intensity that lasts a lot in the mouth and you do not need as much as with other salts that are not as natural
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Exceptional industrial heritage
Valle Salado de Añana has been aproved as an Anchor Point on the European Route of Industrial Heritage (ERIH) by the ERIH Board. This distinction is the most relevant in terms of industrial tourist heritage, considering the valley a place of "exceptional importance"
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Añana´s Salt
Añana Salt is considered among the best salt in the world by international experts
Top Quality
The quality of Añana´s Salt is considered one of the best salts in the world and is endorsed by some of the most important chefs of international cuisine.
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The Salt Valley has been recognised as a Globally Important Agriculture Heritage System (GIAHS) by the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO)
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Añana´s Salts
Valle Salado produces five types of salt: Spring´s Salt , Salt Flower, "Chuzos" or stalactites of salt, Liquid Spring´s Salt and Fine Salt
Origin of the salt water
There are four springs in Valle Salado with a natural flow of salty water of two litres per second.
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Saline biodiversity
Artemia Parthenogenética is a crustacean that inhabits the brine wells in Valle Salado
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