Wieliczka

Salt Mine

On UNESCO’s list of World Heritage, the Wieliczka Salt Mine (13th c.) is one of the world’s oldest mining sites still in uninterrupted operation.

The underground tourist route leads through a labyrinth of galleries and caverns with unique sculptures, all carved in rock salt.

St Kinga’s Chapel at the depth of 101 meters is the most beautiful chamber decorated with white crystal salt chandeliers and bas-relief sculptures carved in grey salt.

The mine hosts a sanatorium. The museum display shows mining tools and documents related to the mine’s history.

Salt Mine, Wieliczka, ul. Danilowicza 10; tel. +(48-12) 278 73 02, fax 278 73 33; www.kopalnia.pl

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