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. Put Cracow Saltworks Museum - Salt Mine Location into our Wieliczka day trip planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • This is a long tour with a lot of walking but it is simply AMAZING. So many things that will blow your mind. I've never been so wowed before, if you like history and experiencing the possibilities of ...  more »
  • Interesting tour albeit the guide seemed to guiding by rote rather than a true interest in the topic. We really were looking at statues carved from salt rather than hearing about how men worked there,...  more »
  • I went on my own to the salt mines. They are quite vast. Very heavily religious and I imagine very unpleasant and unhappy in the time of their use. It is a valuable visit if only for the exercise and ...  more »
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