Cracow Saltworks Museum - Salt Mine Location, Wieliczka

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Specialty Museum · Hidden Gem · Mine
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. PutCracow 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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  • Great tour guide and experience, we were on the four o’clock tour and didn’t finish til around 6/6:30 which made the most of our time. However very difficult to get to via public transport we spent...  more »
  • Extension of the original tour. Worth it. It's another hour under the qround. I felt the salt in my nose. It was spending a week by the ocean. Stay as long as you can. Your nose and throat will thank....  more »
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