Visiting Wieliczka Salt Mines

Wieliczka Salt Mines. An incredible place! Located in a small town of Wieliczka, near Krakow in the southern part of Poland.

A UNESCO World Heritage Site that is well worth a visit. One of the oldest historical monuments in Poland, that was discovered back in the 13th century.

In this huge mine you can see endless corridors, statues, chambers, mining sites, even salt lakes. Who knew there were salt lakes underground somewhere in Poland? And what’s most interesting about this place, that everything is salt. Everywhere you look, everything you see. Even the walls in the corridors are from salt!

The mines are so deep underground and have so many different routes. You are not allowed to get in without a tour guide, because of the size of this place it would be so easy to get lost. You are not even allowed to exit the place without a guide, they are the only ones who know the way and can lead you the right direction. Also a guide will tell you so much about this place it wouldn’t be worth to visit without one!

You learn how the mines used to work back in the day, what tools they used back then and what they use now. You get to go to the chambers, see the famous St Kinga’s Chapel. The mine is also valued greatly by the pilgrims, it is a religious place.

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