In this AD Narrative, Dima Stouhi explores the history of the Wieliczka Salt Mine and how it was transformed into a multipurpose complex today.
The Wieliczka Salt Mine is a top tourist attraction, but its true worth lies in its rich history of hard work, abiding faith, and artistic talent.
The Wieliczka Salt Mine, near Krakow, was built during the 13th century and is entirely carved in salt. It contains 2,000 rooms, a breath-taking chapel, function chandeliers and a lake.
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Salt has been dug in Poland’s Wieliczka mine for 700 years. The UNESCO world heritage site boasts chapels, salt carvings, and underground lakes.
‘We lose people all the time,’ said the local guide. Kerry van der Jagt thought he was kidding.
Poland’s 700-year old salt mine, just outside Kraków, not only is a cultural art treasure, but also an active research site for geologists, chemists and more.