Cracow Saltworks Museum - Salt Mine Location, Wieliczka

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A producer of table salt from the 13th century to 2007, Cracow Saltworks Museum - Salt Mine Location is preserved as a museum showcasing the mines and the miners' salt sculptures. The tour takes you through carved salt tunnels past artifacts like trams built to give tours in the 19th and 20th centuries. An underground chapel sculpted from salt is the highlight of the tour. The ceiling is high with chandeliers that hang above visitors' heads. Saints and altars have been carefully shaped from the salt deposits, as well as a relief of Da Vinci's "The Last Supper." You'll also find sculpted scenes of gnome miners at work and Biblical stories. On a guided tour, you'll see a manmade underground lake, a theater and event hall, and a gallery displaying remarkable salt formations. With our online itinerary creator, Wieliczka attractions like Cracow Saltworks Museum - Salt Mine Location can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • August 18, 2017
    The Museum that everyone with a visit in Wieliczka should see. You can feel like in previous centuries.
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  • August 12, 2017
    I was in Krakow to work but I took half a day to see the famous salt mines. The country however is worth a look because it is nice and there are a couple of things to visit.
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  • August 11, 2017
    Visited salt mines, very nice and recommend a visit who's near Krakow, perfect organization and then many restaurants near the mine.
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The most convenient way to visit Wieliczka is from a comfortable hotel in Krakow, located less than half an hour away. You can explore Wieliczka's world-famous salt mines in about a day, so basing your trip in Krakow lets you take advantage of more sightseeing and entertainment options in the wider metropolitan area. If staying in Wieliczka itself tops your list of priorities, consider one of the town's guesthouses, providing inexpensive rooms loaded with modern amenities.
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