Fruit of a deltaic tradition, the old salt pans of Sant Antoni and its viewpoint form a natural space where thousands of flamingos can glimpse.

The old salines de Sant Antoni are sites that represent one of the most traditional productions of the Delta de l’Ebre. They are currently in disuse and have been included in the Inventory of the Architectural Heritage of Catalonia.

These are located right next to La Tancada and become the gateway to the Trabucador beach. Its 100 hectares of the surface are still like the divisions of the salting ponds and the concentration tanks, with some of the fences and buildings; rectangular, with the ground floor and first floor, or several floors, where workers were housed during the extraction period. By 1970, the salt flats were abandoned and turned into a fish farm. Likewise, its successors are the salt pans of the Trinitat located at the beginning of the Punta de la Banya- and known as the most important in Catalonia.

At this point we find a magnificent viewpoint, the observatory of La Tancada, where you can see several colonies of flamingos.

Useful information

  • Where: Carr. de les Salines al Poblenou del Delta, 43870 Amposta, Tarragona, Espanya
  • Timetable: Open all year