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“well worth it”

Cracow Saltworks Museum - Salt Mine Location
Ranked #2 of 16 things to do in Wieliczka
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: The Saltworks Castle in Wieliczka was the historical seat of the mine's management board between the 13th century and 1945. Currently is available to tourists and is the official seat of the Cracow Saltworks of Wieliczka. You can see also: - Tower: (14th century) the only facility of this type preserved in Medieval urban fortifications - Shaft: (13th century)the oldest mining shaft in Poland. - Saltworks kitchen (15th century): the walls of the first "mass catering facility" -an astounding collection of of salt cellars (16-20 century), approx. 400 in all The Wieliczka Saltworks Castle was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List. Admission 4/3zl, family ticket 10 zl, Saturday free. Guided tours in English 35 zl per person; must be booked at least 14 days in advance.
Reviewed December 5, 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 and highly enjoyable! It made the trip a fantastic experience, well worth the visit.

Thank pauline d
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"unique place to visit"
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"incredible experience"
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"guided tour"
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"odd steps"
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"last supper"
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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.

Thank EFHOWE
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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 when we ascended to ground level at the end in a miner's cage and were squeezed in up against others. The guide was excellent and a good English speaker from City Guides.

Thank Tallis
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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 were considerably cheaper than through an agency.

Thank Joanna M
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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 sights we saw were breathtaking. The chapel was totally amazing. Our guide Isabella was fantastic and very knowledgeable. There are cafes, toilets and shops underground and it is all well lit. All in all, an amazing experience.

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