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Wieliczka Salt Mine

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Address: Ul. Danilowicza 10, Wieliczka 32-020, Poland
Phone Number: +48 12 278 73 02
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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A fantastic place, much better than we thought. The guide was very well informed and the whole experience was amazing. The church was something else and would have loved to see... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

A fantastic place, much better than we thought. The guide was very well informed and the whole experience was amazing. The church was something else and would have loved to see a wedding which we were informed happened on a regular basis. Would highly recommend this trip. Bought some bath salts and a few other things which were very good... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

This is a beautiful attraction. You'll see some amazing sculptures, all carved out of salt by the miners, after they'd completed a hard day's work. Some of it you can't quite believe is made of salt - it looks like marble or crystal. You have to go with a guide - the tours are available at different times, and in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

lots of steps, but well worth it at the bottom. fascinating and awe inspiring. even had salt products on sale deep in the mines!

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Grand Junction, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Be prepared! You'll walk down almost 400 steps and you'll be down there a long time. It's not claustrophobic, but the idea of being so far below the surface of the Earth can be a little unsettling. The ride back up in the elevator (finally) WAS a bit claustrophobic because 9 people are crammed into a dark elevator and the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

One if not the most amazing places in Poland. Absolutely unique place in Europe or in the World. You must see it you must see it :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

Incredible place, the tourist tour only covered around 1% of the mine but it was well worth the visit. The audio guide spoke excellent English and was very informative. Each level of the mine has something unique and interesting. The carvings are exquisite, unbelievable that they're all made out of salt, particularly the cathedral, it's just beautiful. Really takes your... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

It's really good to experience at least once in your life to be there! I went back there again after 20 years, the feeling was great! I was looking at all these EXTREMALY BEAUTIFUL places and ornaments again as a adult now... Really recommend the place, to be 135m under surface is a extraordinary feeling!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

We were in Katowice on a business trip and drove by car to the Salt Mines at wieliczka. We took the workers lift to the bottom and took a short ride on the underground train. The Cathedral is just amazing and a must see for its uniqueness amongst sights to see anywhere in the world. We dined in the mine... More 

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

this is incredible you wont believe that it is all salt - sebastians knowledge is worth every penny but be aware the lift ride back to the top is a little claustrophobic if you suffer from that

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Warsaw, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW via mobile

A must see while in Poland. One of the best attracion in the world. What can i write more. Place for adults and kids. Interesting for everybody. Can be crowded during peak season

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