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is a valley and municipality
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located in the province of Álava
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, in the Basque Country
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, northern Spain
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, with the main population nucleus being the village Salinas de Añana. The town is renowned for its old salt flats
The Salt Valley of Añana is one of the most spectacular and best preserved inland saltworks. Its value not only lies in its particular architecture or on its almost 1200 years of documented history, or even in its geological features, biodiversity or landscape values, but in the union in perfect...
dating at least from the times of the Romans, an industry much in decay but still kept alive thanks to tourism.