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Cracow Salt Works Museum (Muzeum Zup Krakowskich Wieliczka)

32-020 Wieliczka, ul. Zamkowa 8, Wieliczka, Poland
0-12-278-32-66
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Ranked #2 of 3 attractions in Wieliczka
Type: Mines, Specialty Museums
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Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
13 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Everyone has already said it - a fantastic trip and so very well worth doing but to stress- a great deal of walking and absolutely unsuitable for anyone even vaguely claustrophobic. One of our party never even made it past the first tunnel so the lift on the way back up which is just awful would have killed her off!... More

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Delhi
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22 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

I am not sure what comes to your mind when someone proposes you to visit a salt mine. I too had visualized some image in my mind before I arrived at the Salt Works Museum. It was about an hour's drive by road, by the pick up cab arranged by my hotel where I booked this tour. It was very... More

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Barry, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Was expecting this to be out in the middle of know where but it is in the middle of a small village 15-20 minutes from Krakow centre. Tour took about 2 hours. You wear head sets so the guide doesn't have to shout. You start by descending 400 winding stairs into the mine. It's all very sturdy wooden staircases and... More

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Presteigne, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

My husband and I visited in February. We were determined to make our own way there using public transport rather than paying overpriced tour companies. It took us about 45 minutes to get there using the bus from the bus station in the Galleria. Once off the bus there's about a 15 minute walk through a fairly small non descript... More

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Krakow, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Me and my mate went to the salt mines yesterday in Krakow. We wanted to just go and look round on our own but you have to join a guided tour. Although it was boring I have to admit it was pretty cool and the main chaple especially was very impressive...... However we did have the distinct feeling throughout the... More

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Southport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

We visited in November and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. However, after comparing notes with our travelling companions, who went on the same day but with a different tour, we realised that our tour had been so much enhanced by our tour guide, Marek. He had an excellent command of English as well as a great sense of humour -- informative... More

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Grafton, Massachusetts
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

This is a must see. The carvings are unbelievable. This is not really handicap accessible from what I saw. Hundreds and hundreds of steps. Worth every one and the sore legs the next day.

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Northumberland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

An amazing place underground with carvings, statues, church etc. all made from salt. The galleries and levels were extensive, the caverns were enormous and the sheer detail in some chambers was beautiful. The amount of wood used to shore up or line the levels is huge. The place was well kept, orderly and felt safe. The only unpleasant moments were... More

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Criccieth, Wales, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Visited the salt museum in Feb 2013. My artist friend who suffers from claustrophobia was so impressed by the magic of the mines, that she overcame her terror and revelled in the wonderful carvings and the vast size of the caverns. Well worth the money. I ordered our tickets directly from Cracow tourist office rather than any other source; they... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

This place was unbelievable. The work that has gone into all the carvings, the intricacy of the design, the attention to detail to have it open to the public. Going down in the miners cages was a bit scary, but didn't take more than a few seconds. We did an awful lot of walking and going down stairs, but the... More

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