In 2016, the “Wieliczka” Salt Mine – one of the greatest tourist attractions in Poland – was visited by a record number of tourists: 1.5 million people, coming from almost 200 countries. Chapels carved in salt, sculptures, underground saline lakes and numerous traces of the exploitation of salt deposits from centuries ago make the mine, which was one of the first sites entered on the UNESCO List of Global Cultural and Natural Heritage in 1978, a must-see attraction. The visitors can do much more 100 metres underground, surrounded by salt... Dance, listen to a concert, take care of their health, eat a delicious meal, do shopping and meet the miners working underground while touring...
The “Wieliczka” Salt Mine remains one of the oldest companies in Europe, with its origin dating back to the Middle Ages. This means that the underground Wieliczka mine is older than Machu Picchu, the Taj Mahal and the Forbidden City. Following the history of the salt from Wieliczka brings us even farther back in time – around 6000 years ago, pre-historic peoples inhabiting the region were salt makers, who extracted salt from brine water springs.
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