Portoroz is the largest and most visited seaside resort in Slovenia. The first embryos of the settlement date back to the Roman period. It was known as a health resort in the 13th century. The earliest economic activity was the salt industry.
The salt pans were initially owned by the municipality and then leased to the Piran people. Due to the Mediterranean climate, the cozy location of the Gulf of Piran, the sandy coastal plain and the lush vegetation, it has long attracted domestic and foreign visitors. The sprawling settlement between Piran and Lucia houses hotels, holiday homes and hostels. The College of Tourism and the Faculty of Maritime Studies and Transport are located in Portoroz. The modern hotel complex offers many opportunities for treatment, entertainment and recreation throughout the year. Fun, cultural and sports events take place in the Auditorium's multi-purpose auditorium, and congress tourism is vibrant. In the area of abandoned saltpans in Lucia is a modern marina with moorings and facilities for the supply of nautical tourism. A few kilometers from Portoroz, there is an international tourist, sports and passenger airport between Sečovlje and the salt pans. The salt pans in Secovlje have been nurtured by people for centuries. Former coastal marshes are dotted with dykes, canals and salt fields. The smaller tourist port is located between Portoroz and Piran and here is the larger, rounded Bernardin tourist complex. The former salt depots are located along the coastal promenade between Portoroz and Bernardin. The warehouse was built in the years 1820-1845.
The salt from the Secovlje and Lucian salt pans were stored here. There is a salt loading pier next to the warehouse, which today serves as a landing spot for tourist ships. The former administration building of the salt pans is also nearby.
Portoroz - Salt magazine
Start of the salt magazine from Portoroz direction
Promenade near salt magazine between Portoroz and Bernardin
One of the entrances in salt magazine
Pier for salt loading near salt magazine
Pier serves today also for tourist boat landing
Pier near salt warehouse
Salt warehouse built between 1820 and 1845
View of the salt magazine nearer Portoroz centre
Former state-owned salt magazine in which salt from Lucija and Secovlj...
View of the salt magazine nearer Bernardin tourist complex
View of the road Portoroz - Piran near salt warehouses
Former saltworks administrative building in Portoroz
Entrance into salt-pans administrative building
Saltworks administrative building