Thursday, 16 October 2014

The Wieliczka Salt Mine

The Chamber of the Dwarves
26 Sept 2014 | From Grzegorz of Poland

The „Wieliczka” Salt Mine is one of the largest tourist attractions in Poland. Grzegorz described it as one of the prettiest places in Poland and is registered on the UNESCO list. The mine, built in the 13th century, produced table salt continuously until 2007, as one of the world's oldest salt mines still in operation.

The mine's attractions include dozens of statues, three chapels and an entire cathedral that has been carved out of the rock salt by the miners. The oldest sculptures are augmented by the new carvings by contemporary artists. About 1.2 million people visit the Wieliczka Salt Mine annually.

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