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Salt mine

Marian Gabor
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Inserted: 21.02.2018
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Mining in the mine was terminated in 1992 since it became a famous attraction and is also inscribed on the UNESCO list. It is 327 m deep and about 300 km long, of which about 3.5 km are accessible to tourists. On the route, it is possible to admire sculptures by miners as well as contemporary artists, which are made of salt rock. The biggest attraction, however, are not the statues, but the chapels, which are located on the route with the largest at the end of the route. The mine also includes a salt bath.

Statue of Nicolaus Copernicus
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Statue of Nicolaus Copernicus

Salt statue of one of the most famous astronomers of Polish origin, Nicolaus Copernicus

Story

A story about how they brought salt directly to the queen very similar to our story Salt over Gold.

Story
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Salt extraction

In the past, animals, which not only served to export salt from the mine, but also powered several mining mechanisms, also played a key role in salt mining.

Salt extraction
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Miners
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Miners

In the mine there are several statues of miners in their typical clothes and with original tools.

Saline solution

In the past, salt extraction was the first to begin by evaporation.

Saline solution
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Rangers

According to legend, the salt elves guard the mine and hide in the deepest parts of the mine.

Rangers
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A biblical story

In the largest cathedral, stories from the Bible are engraved on the walls.

A biblical story
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Escape

The story continues with the depiction of the escape of Santa Claus from Jerusalem.

Escape
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Altar

Altar carved into the salt rock located in the largest chapel in the mine.

Altar
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John Paul II
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John Paul II

There is also a salt statue of the Polish Pope John Paul II in the chapel.

Old gods

The mine also has flooded rooms with statues of ancient gods.

Old gods
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Scarf

At the end of the complex there is a hall with a stage where weddings or concerts are held regularly, among other things there is also a 3D cinema or restaurant.

Scarf
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