Museum, located at the entrance of the small fishing village
of Las Salinas del Carmen (within 2 km. of Caleta de Fuste) is an
example of the educational role of the Network of Museums Fuerteventura. It
occupies the old Salinas de Antigua, opened in1910, and
acquired in the late 70's by the Cabildo of Fuerteventura, to
publicize the importance of this element.
The Museum is divided into
two parts: an interior in a modern building where an
audiovisual presentation about the importance of salt in
humanity, the salt of the Canaries and the operation of
a salt. This exhibition is very clear visual panels plus
videos about obtaining salt. The second area of
the museum, outside, is a fully operational saline.
After seeing the
exhibition, you can tour the saline site where you will see how
to make salt in a salt factory, making the visit
becomes a unique and highly educational experience, from
recruitment of sea water the "saltaderos", until obtaining the
salt by evaporating the "cookers". This visit is conducted with
experts outside of the museum guides that explain in detail the
production of salt from ocean water.
The museum is complete with a cozy bar and a shop where, in
addition to purchase local museum souvenirs (T-shirts, keyrings,
hats), is a "must" buy a packet of salt obtained in
these magnificent facilities.
visitafuerteventura.com recommend visiting this museum, one of
the best on the island and highly educational and entertaining.
Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, at a time of 10.00 to