Wieliczka Salt Mine, Wieliczka

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Discover an underground world of dark pits and chambers made from salt at Wieliczka Salt Mine. A short drive southeast of Krakow, this mine, included on the World Heritage List, produced table salt continuously for over seven centuries. Operation finally shut down in 2007. Today you can see dozens of statues, chapels, and cathedrals exquisitely hand carved by generations of miners. An important national monument, the mine draws over a million domestic and foreign visitors each year. Entry is by guided tour only, so buy your tickets well in advance. Make Wieliczka Salt Mine a centerpiece of your Wieliczka vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Wieliczka online travel planner .
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  • Go and visit the mine is beautiful, will leave you in suspense. Put your walking shoes, starting point 380 steps. Attention to the Dragon
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  • Alone would take the trip from Italy. Spectacular and simple sightseeing tour lasts 3 hours ... just to give you the intensity of what you will see. Be prepared to do a bit of steps ... downhill though. Council to see them
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  • I think it is not possible to go to Poland and especially in Krakow and does not spend a day on this site 1/2. Lovely magic between nature is man s hand. And a breathtaking spectacle that merges with the amazing ability of the human being to create wonders and at the same time the wonder that nature reserve. One of the most beautiful views ever NOT to BE MISSED
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  • We went last summer, and honestly, the mine was unforgettable. The rich history behind it is really cool, but the chapels made of salt? Awesome. The kids really enjoyed the fact that any salt we licked off the walls were free. The stairs were a lot, but it was totally worth it. I would recommend it to anyone with the patience and perseverance. I cannot even BEGIN to explain the impression it left on me.
  • Nice salt mine to visit with lots of chambers but it's just way too touristy. You are not allowed to enter without a guide which I think does not make sense as it's unlikely to be lost and having a guide means you will be herded like cattle when there's a big group of people and often times we were held by the big group in front of us. This completely ruined the experience. Even the museum requires a guide when it is easy enough to explore on my own. Overall it wasn't a nice experience for me.
  • Visiting this historic salt mine, a few miles from Krakow, is an extraordinary experience. When you have finally reached the lowest point and you begin to walk through the long halls of salt you feel like the protagonists of a Jules Verne adventure as a "journey to the center of the earth". A succession of large and small salons and rooms leave the visitor exterminated by the man's ardor and wisdom. Honorable mention to the great main room: there are so many details that you have no idea where to look. Experience unique and absolutely to live! @gargio76
  • A good experience with a few nice photo opportunities. We visited in low season and it was still quite busy, enough that other people did become an annoyance at times. Our tour took approximately 2 - 2.5 hours. I'd recommend it for all ages. We had a lady 80+ in our group who was able to walk the whole thing without stopping - not sure if this would be the case for everybody. The logistics of the tour can be improved, numerous times we had tours in front of us slowing down or tours behind us on our heels. Overall not a bad experience but not great either. Worth doing if you have a few hours to kill or you can find a good deal. We paid around £60 gbp for 2 tickets.
  • Really expected a lot more. The price was 37€ and you have to pay another 4€ for taking pics in one of the chambers, and even everyone paid just the ones who were honest. The chambers are more likely to be loved by the kids as they are designed with a lot of human activity on the interior instead of preserving the natural beauty.

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Where to stay in Wieliczka

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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