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Salt Mine in Wieliczka

The Wieliczka Salt Mine is the most famous building of this type in Europe, mainly because of its size and interesting content …
The salt mines in Polish Wieliczka began to be developed back in the 13th century and continued to mine salt until the second half of the 20th century (when several tourist routes were destroyed due to salt mining near historical workings), so today the mine can be called a real museum of the evolution of mining technology rock salt
The first tourists came to the mine in the 15th century, although at that time they were not exactly tourists – access to the mine was open only to the most privileged persons, who had the official permission of the king with his personal signature. Continue reading