Places of cultural interest
Importance of the salt mines of La Palma
The salt activity not only generated a certain volume of production. They are currently areas of great interest, as pre-industrial archaeology that allows us to trace the technological evolution in aspects such as the use of wind energy for pumping seawater to the salt ponds. They are also important because they allow us to trace crafts that have disappeared or are in the process of disappearing, such as the maritime workers, salt workers, stonemasons and lime workers. They also allow us to date and recover technological, natural and architectural aspects, in many cases degraded, disappeared or simply forgotten.