Tenefé Saltworks

Wonder around in the Tenefé Salt Works in Santa Lucía de Tirajana.

Salinas de Tenefé Saltworks, Gran Canaria
Salinas de Tenefé Saltworks, Gran Canaria
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The Tenefé Saltworks are located near the coast on the municipality of Santa Lucía de Tirajana in the well-known area of Punta de Tenefé, near the El Saladar Maritime Park, place of marine investigation and with important presence of the endemic flora.

This salt works were built on the end of the XVIII century, with the main goal of selling salt to the fishing boats from the saharan coast and also for personal insular use.

Originally these salt works had three windmills that bombed the water to the higher industrial zone. It was due to this windmills that these salt works were also known as the “Salinas de los Tre Molinos”.

The Tenefé Salt Works were declared Cultural Interest Goods according with the category of Ethnological Location on the 26th April 2005.

On the salt work facilities you might find the Tenefé Salt Works Interpretation Centre that’s located in the old salt man’s house, a traditional edification used both as home for those who worked at the salt works and as store.

Visits to the salt works are done in two different parts. Firstly you’ll walk around the salt works themselves in order to create a closer contact between the visitor and the environment. On this walk you’ll be able to see the production process and understand its development. Finally you’ll visit the interpretation center.

Here you’ll see an expositive room with many historic, natural and anthropological details on salt easily explained through panels, informatic supports and reproductions.

More information:


Pozo Izquierdo, Santa Lucía de Tirajana, Gran Canaria.




+34 928 759 706.

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