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Wieliczka Salt Mine

Ul. Danilowicza 10, Wieliczka 32-020, Poland
+48 12 278 73 02
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Ranked #1 of 4 Attractions in Wieliczka
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Specialty Museums, Caverns/ Caves, Mines, Bodies of Water
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Traveler Description: The Salt Mines are about half hour drive from Krakow, in a little village called Wieliczka.You can also catch a train from the main railway station... more »
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Lloret de Mar, Spain
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

place one in a kind thats for sure , worth visiting , good prices for the entrace and with guides avaible in most europane languages, beautifull chambers undergrood and great piece of history

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

We visited Wieliczka on our way back from Zakopane. I visited the mine about 10 years ago but my partner has never been there. We really enjoyed the visit. The tour guide was very nice and she had a great knowledge of the place. It took us about 3 hrs to complete the tour. I would highly recommend this tour... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

Having booked a "Van" trip this ensured that being in a small group circumvented some of the queuing issues mentioned in some reviews. It is a remarkable place well worth the descent down 800 steps to a depth of 135 metres. Thankfully a miners lift returned us to the surface but a degree of tenseness in the legs might be... More

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Los Angeles, California
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40 reviews 40 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

They warn you about the 800 steps down, yes, OK, not too bad..but the horizontal marching once you down there is WAY understated, especially if (on a busy day) you have to go out the secondary exit which is "on the other side of the park" We thought we had finished ..the guide said she would take us to the... More

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Dublin
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Wow, this is well worth a visit, (maybe visit this after visiting the concentration camps, as i found it uplifting)

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Cirencester, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

800 Steps. Exceptionally long tour. No escape. This is THE most boring tour I have ever been on. Do not take children, they will be climbing the walls with boredom 30 minutes in. At busy times it can take 30 minutes to hour to actually leave and this is after the 3-4 hour tour. I would only recommend this tour... More

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Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Take the bus from the centre of Krakow Bus 304 from opposite the Galleria. Make sure to get tickets on the bus as inspectors travel on a lot of the buses. Ticket machines on the bus do not take notes, so have coin. The tour of the mine is very interesting although no longer a commercial working mine, the miners... More

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Delray Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

It's likely you will never see anything like this again. The tour through the mines is a tribute to salt miners who were sculptors as well. Cathedrals , chandeliers, statues etc are all sculpted out of salt I highly recommend this attraction with one emphatic proviso. You must be able yo walk down over 800 steps, although there are levels... More

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Liversedge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Ive been twice and this time was to take family to see the marvel that is this attraction. Enjoy every bit of it but be prepared to walk your feet off and there are loads of steps to navigate.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

We booked this tour through Escape to Poland and it is one of the best tours we have ever been on, last year we were in Pompeii, and this place is up there with it, unbelievable, the workmanship is staggering, I did not know that Leonardo Da Vinci was a salt miner, the works of art down there are incredible.... More

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