Category: Salinas Country: Slovenia

Strunjanske soline

Lat: 45.528116815201 Lng: 13.604434333212
Strunjanske soline
Strunjan Salt Pans (Strunjanske soline), nestled in the Gulf of Trieste, stands as a unique and conserved natural gem, revealing millennia-old seascapes. 
As with all Slovenian regional parks, Strunjan Park embodies a distinctive cultural landscape, its uniqueness amplified by its coastal setting. The Strunjan Peninsula, adorned with scattered houses across vast expanses of arable land, maintains the character of a typical Istrian settlement, preserving its original form. The favorable maritime climate and flysch soil provide optimal conditions utilized by locals who have fashioned terraces for cultivating early cultural plants.

The abundant natural resources along the coastline enabled the construction of salt pans with dikes, channels, and shallow pools in Strunjan Bay. During the Republic of Venice era, the remarkably clear and white salt was a valuable commodity, a tradition that continues today. Beyond producing salt, the sea around the salt pans serves as a habitat for rare plants and animals adapted to the saline-rich soil
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