Armallá Salt-works, Tierzo

Saltworks in Salinas de Almallá, Guadalajara / ALC.

CM-210 road. Tierzo


949 831 625 - City Council

Although they had been in use since Antiquity, it was not until the 18th century that the Armallá Salt-works acquired their current size and shape, when labour was attracted to the area and settled in a small village, of which just a few ruins remain today. Despite the cease of activity in the mid-20th century, the salt-works still preserve much of their structure, including a water wheel to extract the briny water, channels, concentration deposit, evaporation pans and the stores, especially the large building with a porch that can be seen on the other side of the road.

Visits are restricted, and therefore visitors should inquire in the village (Tierzo) or at the inn by the road. However, there is a picnic site outside the salt-works, with a raised platform from which the whole works can be viewed, in one of the most attractive settings in the valley of the River Bullones.

  • Access by car: the salt-works can be reached from the CM-210 road. You can park near them next to the road.
  • Access for people with limited mobility: there are no infrastructures adapted for people with limited mobility but much of the site can be seen from the road.
  • Legal protection: it is inside the Natural Park of the High Tagus, the Site of Community Importance ES24240016, the Special Protection Area ES0000092 and the Molina-High Tagus Geopark.
  • Seasonality: it can be visited at any time of the year.
  • Recommendations, what to see and do: it is interesting to visit the ruined village of Armallá, of which barely ten buildings are still standing on the hillside following the Tierzo path. They must have been abandoned in the early 20th century. It is also worth seeing the fortress-house in Vega de Arias (House of El Cid), which is 200m from the crossroads at the start of the Fuembellida road.

Rev.: PAB 10.05.23