The Governing Council, on a proposal from the Ministry of Culture and Spokesperson, has given the green light to the declaration like Good of Cultural Interest (BIC) with the category of ethnographic place of the salt of Rambla Salada, located in the municipality of Fortune.
Salt marshes and salt makers have constituted for centuries a major mining activity, with important demographic and economic implications related to the conservation of food, livestock feed, tanning hides or gastronomy.
The salt show the historical evolution of different strategies for obtaining the maximum amount and quality of salt at minimum cost, thus constituting a cultural and historical heritage of special significance.
The Salinas de Rambla Salada are relatively recent creation, in the nineteenth century, within the regional perspective of Murcia indoor salt.
Thus, despite the technical difficulty of exploitation, a crop of salt every two weeks and the most productive period was between May and September was achieved.
Murcia stands worldwide for having the largest variety of farms and salt extraction systems.
This is not only an important cultural heritage, but a peculiar environmental heritage landscapes associated with salt and species specially adapted.
In them the action of man for the use of this resource and other partners, such as water and culture of use is present.
Specifically, the area includes the preserved remains of the salt, and the area they occupied in the recent past structures and indispensable elements for obtaining, as dykes and dams designed to separate water from the wadi of saline seeps.
It also casts substrates unique geological value, which is an important visual element from the salt mines from its facilities and access road contained.
The procedure for the declaration of BIC category Place of Interest Ethnographic began on July 7, 2014 and has favorable reports from the University of Murcia and the Royal Academy Alfonso X the Wise.