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Turda Salt Mine

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Address: Str. Aleea Durgaului 7, Turda 401200, Romania
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+40 364 260 987
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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$61.47*
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Day-trip to Turda Salt Mine and Alba Carolina Fortress from Cluj-Napoca
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Awesome experience , tranquil atmosphere, great history

This was one of the few attractions available in the area so I decided to visit it. Went by taxi[was a bit expensive trip] but worth it. Lots of interesting artifacts to see, the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Ragini1965
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Durban, South Africa
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Durban, South Africa
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was one of the few attractions available in the area so I decided to visit it. Went by taxi[was a bit expensive trip] but worth it. Lots of interesting artifacts to see, the history of salt mining in the area well demonstrated with actual tools used and picture gallery. The mine is not in use anymore so is being... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Go its amazing. besides the therapeutic benefits you can have a great walking along the 917 meters gallery Franz Iosif, and prolonged with another 135 meters, You can go for a small sail on the boat on the small salty lake, play *pool, ping pong, bowling), read, purchase souvenir from the shop. for therapy you must stay in the mine... More 

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Thank Angela G
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92 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Get a tour guide you will need it! It is not that easy to get lost in there however I would never want to drive myself there or try to figure out the buses. It was just easiest to pay your local guide to take you around. Just sit and enjoy breathing the most theriputic air. This place is breathtaking!!!... More 

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Thank Aundrea D
Longwood, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I thought it would be a more entertaining walk (no tour - self walk). Very little to see as far as exhibits. Play area for kids and teens, row boats and more on lower levels with small elevators or steep steps to get you there. Perhaps I was spoiled by the Wieliczka Salt Mine near Krakow Poland.

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Thank Lei2390
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I was staying in Cluj and decided to visit nearby Turda to go to the salt mine. We got a bus from the bus station in Cluj, there are a couple of companies that go there, our bus there took 50 minutes, but bus back (Fany) took under 30 minutes. However, the bus doesn't drop you off exactly at the... More 

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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The secret is out. Just a few kilometres from the airport is a vast ancient salt mine - beautifully presented for ease of access to visitors in very modern designed surroundings. Vast would be an understatement - and there is even a boating lake in the depths of the salt chamber excavations, together with miniature golf, bowling, table tennis and... More 

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's amazing to go down with the elevator or via stairs. It's like travel to the center of the Earth. The boat ride in the salt lake in the bottom of the mine is a must.

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Thank Denislav K
Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the salt mine is worth visiting (as well as the nearby salt lakes, open for swimming in summer) beware that long tourist cues might form at the entrance / exit / elevators, so be prepared with patience (and water / snacks)

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have never visited a salt mine before. I have visited caves, but this is something different. It was good to be there off season. Apperently in holiday times it can be very crowded. Now we almost had the mine for ourselves. A guide in English was also available and she tolds us lots of interesting things which you would... More 

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Worcestershire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The salt mine itself is quite spectacular. The main internal cavern could quite easily look at home in a James Bond movie such is the height and formation of the caves. This rating does apply to the caves itself though which in reality is what people come to see. You can get an elevator down or take the stairs and... More 

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