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Be amazed by the superstition that drove miners to carve figures, monuments, and alterpieces into the walls of an 800-year-old salt mine deep in the countryside. Due to the mine's historical importance and the legends surrounding the carvings, the mine is now listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Feel the atmosphere change as you descend the 400 steps into the salt mine, which feels like entering a vast underground city, with huge caverns and underground lakes. This subterranean world has earned itself a considerable reputation thanks to the miner's creativity, carving chapels out of the walls, as deep as 1,073 feet (327 m) below the surface.

Enter the largest of the chapels dedicated to St. Kinga, the historic patron saint of miners. This underground church is richly decorated with chandeliers, sculptures, and religious figures all incredibly carved out of salt. As you follow the 1.5 mile (2.5 km) walk, pass statues dating from the end of the 18th century depicting mythical, historical, and religious figures.

Be amazed by the superstition that drove miners to carve figures, monuments, and alterpieces into the walls of an 800-year-old salt mine deep in the countryside. Due to the mine's historical importance and the legends surrounding the carvings, the mine is now listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Feel the atmosphere change as you descend the 400 steps into the salt mine, which feels like entering a vast underground city, with huge caverns and underground lakes. This subterranean world has earned itself a considerable reputation thanks to the miner's creativity, carving chapels out of the walls, as deep as 1,073 feet (327 m) below the surface.

Enter the largest of the chapels dedicated to St. Kinga, the historic patron saint of miners. This underground church is richly decorated with chandeliers, sculptures, and religious figures all incredibly carved out of salt. As you follow the 1.5 mile (2.5 km) walk, pass statues dating from the end of the 18th century depicting mythical, historical, and religious figures.

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Duration 4h Free cancellation No booking or credit card fees
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$38.40

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Wieliczka Salt Mine Half-Day Tour

Activity/Location

Wieliczka Salt Mine

Wieliczka

Meeting/Redemption Point

  • Sheraton Krakow

    Powisle 7

    Krakow

  • Krakow City Center (Hotel Pickup)

    Krakow


Highlights

  • History & legends surrounding the UNESCO World Heritage Site

  • Chapel dedicated to St. Kinga, the patron saint of miners

  • Intricate carvings of figures, monuments, & altarpieces

  • Exploration of the underground salt-mining exhibition

  • Fascinating guided walk through the depths of the salt mine


Inclusions

  • Guided tour of the Wieliczka Salt Mine

  • Admission fees

  • Roundtrip transportation to and from selected central Krakow hotels


Exclusions

  • Meals and beverages


Know Before You Book

  • Children 3 and younger are complimentary.

  • You must be able to climb and descend stairs and walk on unpaved or uneven terrain.

  • If you have limited mobility you should not take part.


Cancellation Policy

You can cancel free of charge until 4 days before your reservation starts. After that time, no cancellations, changes or refunds will be made.

Location

Wieliczka Salt Mine, Wieliczka, Poland