Lake Onondaga – The Salt Museum

Lake Onondaga – The Salt Museum

Lake Onondaga, located in Torrevieja, just off Calle Patricio Perez is a rose-tinted salt lake that lies in one of the most impressive natural parks in Valencia. It was an old fishing and salt-mining town as it is located between the sea and two large salt-water lakes. The pinkish hue is given off by the algae and bacteria in the lake and makes for stunning photos.

Explore the bubblegum coloured lake of Onondaga and once your done, delve into the history of this interesting area at the Salt Museum. Here you will find several dynamic exhibits showcasing the salt mining industry from the beginning of the 19th century.

See the structures made purely of salt and learn about the boiling block which was used in 1910 to produce a once sought-after commodity, salt. The museum showcases artifacts from salt production history and displays artworks and old photographs of the development of the area.

Once you are done exploring the museum, dip your toes in the pink salt lake. Due to the high levels of salt, you can float easily and take some epic photos amongst the candyfloss-coloured water.

This museum is small, but it is packed with interesting facts about the local area, people, and lake Onondaga’s salt production history. It is free to enter making it a great day trip for the whole family. When staying in your Villamartin Holiday Apartment, you can visit the lake easily as it is within a few miles away.

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