Reportage / Documentary

Sal de Tavira PDO

Tavira Salt is one of the most prominent products in the Algarve area, Portugal.
For centuries, the artisanal techniques for its elaboration have been maintained, which achieved the label of Protected Designation of Origin in 2013. Today, it has also become one of the main tourist attractions of the south of the country.

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Aerial view of the Tavira salt pans. Some of them have a pinkish colour due to algae added to the water.
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Aerial view of the Tavira salt pans. Some of them have a pinkish colour due to algae added to the water.
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A woman takes photos from one of the walkways separating the salt marshes. The Tavira salt pans have become one of the main tourist attractions in the area.
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View of the pink salt pans of Tavira. Tavira is famous for being one of the main salt producers in Europe.
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Tavira salt was awarded the PDO (Protected Designation of Origin) label in 2013, for its unique characteristics and for being an exceptional artisanal product.
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A worker at a salt production plant is loading salt into one of the vehicles they use for transport.
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A worker at the salt works is separating the salt from the water to dry it. The conditions of working in the salt pans are extremely harsh, with temperatures reaching as high as thirty-five degrees Celsius.
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View of the back of the factory where the salt extracted from the salt pans is packaged.
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Packages of Tavira salt inside a warehouse waiting to be transported.
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View of the warehouse where salt is packaged for sale. This packaging machine facilitates the post-production process, saving time and money in the packaging of the product.
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View of the room where the salt is stored before being packaged. The light and humidity conditions must be suitable for the product to remain in good condition.
A young man from Ghana, who arrived in Spain a few months ago, draws water from the well in the Lepe cemetery camp to clean his clothes.
View of one of the final packaging of the product. The packaging of Tavira salt is very diverse, as it is a product designed for both wholesale and retail sale.





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