Nativity scene made from the «best salt in the world» is once again an attraction in Castro Marim

The salt crib is already a tradition in this county

A crib made “with the best salt in the world” can be visited again at Casa do Sal in Castro Marim, until 6 January.

According to the Castro-Marinese Chamber, «one of the biggest attractions in Natal» in the county, is made up «of more than 10 tons of the “best salt in the world”, promoting and strengthening this great economic, social and cultural engine of Castro Marim».

This is an initiative of the Castro Marim Parish Council with the support of the Castro Marim City Council and the company Mascarenhas & Mascarenhas, «which provides all the salt necessary for the construction of the crib».

For Filomena Sintra, vice-president of the Chamber of Castro Marim, this «is a sociocultural project that transfers soul to this space and that, in each edition, seeks to have a differentiating and attractive element, taking the good name of Castro Marim, valuing the same time ours White gold».

The mayor took the opportunity to praise the effort and delivery of the initiative's promoters, «in particular, the president of the parish council of Castro Marim, Vitor Esteves, and the mentor of the magnificent idea, Andrelino Pena».

«The Presépio de Sal occupies an area of ​​110m2, where more than 4500 figures are distributed, alluding to the story of the birth of Jesus, but also to the local culture of this territory, with space to highlight the work of the artisans so intrinsically linked to the Castromarinense identity. Taking advantage of the work of promotion and enhancement that the municipality of Castro Marim has been developing around the arts and crafts of the municipality, the vice president suggested the creation of a catalogue, in a joint strategy for the dissemination of this Castro Marim heritage of flavors and knowledge», added the Castro Marim Chamber, in a press release.

Thus, "workshops will also be developed, made public later, so that those interested can create their own miniatures for the cribs".

The Presépio de Sal can be visited every day, between 10:00 and 13:00 and 14:00 and 18:00, «except on December 25th and January 1st, which will be open between 14:00 and 18:00».


Photos: Castro Marim Chamber