Solivar Salt Works

Solivar, part of the city of Prešov, has been one of Europe’s principal sources of salt since the middle ages. Salt production continues today, and visitors can see a succession of monumental structures relating to the industry’s past. A ‘gapel’, a huge horse-operated device, with two 15 m arms in the shape of a cross was used to pump bring into a reservoir in which there are eight 1200-hectolitre tanks, from which it passed to the boiling room, the Varna Frantisek. Salt was stored in a Baroque building of 1780, that has been restored after a fire in 1986.

Solivar Salt Works
Gáplová 21
082 67 Prešov Solivar
+421 (0) 51 - 7757427