Photogallery: Poland, Wieliczka – The Realm of Salt
Poland, Wieliczka – The Realm of Salt
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In the south of Poland is the picturesque town of Wieliczka, which offers many beautiful sights. You can see the castle Zupny Castle, the museum with the largest collection of salt caves in the world, the historic Rynek Górny Square with the Przychocky Palace or the parish church of St. Klementa. However, most visitors go to the ancient depths of the city - salt mines. This unique world is visited by millions of travelers, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and offers several sightseeing tours where you can admire the work of nature associated with human aspirations.
Text: Oskár Mažgút
Photos: Anna Nociarova
When one hears about Wieliczka, perhaps every one of us will come across the famous salt mine in southern Poland. This city of the same name offers tourists not only the beauty of their underground, but it also pays off to explore what it offers above ground. Before looking into the ancient depths, we walk through the monuments in the streets that remind us of the rich history of this mining town.
The world's unique sight in the south of Poland attracts more than a million tourists to local countryside. The salt world, which has been created for centuries by the mining of salt, has not left us indifferent either. Therefore, let us expose the history and the presence of this extraordinary place in the following lines.
Descend with us to the underground corridors and salt mine chambers, where you can see for yourself the spaces in which salt has been harvested for centuries. Unique space will be surprising especially by the number of original works of art. In the following lines, we are going to admire the attractions along the first half of the tour route.
The first half of the journey underground has fascinated us with its spaces and the legend carved in the rock, but it is not far from everything the mine offers to its visitors. So come go deeper, into its corridors and chambers, to places where crystal chandeliers and salty mining ponds glitter.
In previous articles, we looked into the corridors and chambers of the Wieliczka Salt Mine and remembered its rich history. But the mine also hides its soul in the form of chapels, which the miners regularly visited for prayer. Therefore, we will go to these places in the following lines and go through a special pilgrimage route through the mine.
The Wieliczka Salt Underground intends to attract tourists at any time of year, so here they do not forget the trends that modern times bring. After the tour you do not have to rush to the surface, but for example you can enjoy some of the typical Polish cuisine.
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