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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  • Friends walkers and curious beauties hidden, welcome. This walk of 3 hours in the salt mine, will be an opportunity to discover this way to extract salt, but also to discover all the beauty of the site.
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  • I highly recommend to use one more hour in the mines and visit this museum. It is very informative, you learn more about the mining techniques and about life of miners as well.  more »
  • Here only the most persistent tourists, which after more than 2 hour sightseeing of Wieliczka enough force yet another hour of walking. Definitely worth it, though, you must get ready for the effort. The Museum of salt from Wieliczka is nearly 4 hours.
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