Salines de Pedra de Lume


Salines de Pedra de Lume is part of the Tentative list of Cabo Verde in order to qualify for inclusion in the World Heritage List.

At the Pedra de Lume salt works, salt has been extracted from the crater of a volcano since the 19th century. Infrastructure such as a railway and cable car were built to carry away the salt and also dolomite rocks. Around it there is housing especially built for the mine workers. The occurrence of salt in an extinct volcano 1.5 km from the sea and at an altitude of 39 meters above sea level is unique.

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The coordinates shown for all tentative sites were produced as a community effort. They are not official and may change on inscription.

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Australia - 18-Sep-12 -

Amazing place. My husband and I visited this year in May (2012). It was included in a tour of Sal and we thoroughly enjoyed it. Swimming it was fantastic, some parts of the lake were really warm and other parts were really cold. Goes without saying you could not swim but really only float although doing that on your back was difficult. I would highly reccomend the lake and the spa.

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Full Name
Salines de Pedra de Lume
Cabo Verde
Natural landscape - Volcanic and thermal Structure - Mines
2016 Revision

Renomination of La Saline de Pedra Lume (2004)

2016 Added to Tentative List

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WHS 1997-2022