Salt Mine in Wieliczka - Poland

4 years ago

A salt mine is definitely one of the last places I`d like to visit. In Wieliczka Poland, there`s a salt mine that was built in the 13th century which produced salt continuously until 2007 and was one of the world`s largest salt mines. Commercial mining here was discontiued in 1996 due to low salt prices and flooding. The mine is now open to the public and tourists to view the dozens of statues including one of Pope John Paul II, carvings such as Da Vinci`s "The Last Supper" and an entire chapel that was carved out from rock salt by miners. The mine receives about 1.2 million visitors a year. The mine is 327 meters deep and is over 300 km long. To get in you must go down 380 steps. That`s quite an intense work out and I could only imagine how badly your legs would burn walking back up.

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Have you ever been to a salt mine?

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