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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  • Going out of season was a bonus as the mine wasn't overly busy or crowded. 15 years ago it was a much more relaxed affair... now it's all timed, people grouped according to language... and luckily our...  more »
  • This was an unexpectedly interesting and enjoyable visit. The whole experience is done to make the visit as exciting as possible and our guide was excellent. The tour of the mine shows off the extent ...  more »
  • Town known for mieniere that have a unique and fascinating ... but there are other interesting things where you can spend a few hours. Depends on the time and especially from queues and time of visit to the mine so better get organized.
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