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Cracow Saltworks Museum - Castle Location

ul. Zamkowa 8, Wieliczka 32-020, Poland
+48 12 278 58 49
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not a lot on but it is free

We stumbled upon this while waiting for the salt mine tour. It did not have a lot of exhibitions... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2017
mercury_wpc
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Expansive, deep and cool (literally)

It's quite amazing what artifacts and exhibits they put on display 135 meters below the city above... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2017
Christopher L
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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.
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ul. Zamkowa 8, Wieliczka 32-020, Poland
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Reviewed September 13, 2017

We stumbled upon this while waiting for the salt mine tour. It did not have a lot of exhibitions but it was free and there were descriptive information for the sites/buildings. We spent 10min there which was an excellent 10min in the otherwise saddest touristy...More

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Reviewed August 7, 2017 via mobile

It's quite amazing what artifacts and exhibits they put on display 135 meters below the city above. It's a very interesting and expansive collection of salt mining history. Tours are conducted in many languages and take about an hour. Wear a light jack and have...More

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Reviewed May 8, 2017

Well if you visit the mines, you must visit the museums. The art work is simply incredible! The place is surrounded by pure salt sculpture and it looks like paintings but everything is made of pure salt. Even the some of the floors, and chairs...More

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Reviewed April 5, 2017 via mobile

It's about 30 mins on bus out of Krakow - but it's worth it!! We went on the English tour and the guide was incredibly knowledgable and witty. He took the group to three levels and showed us some of the amazing parts - the...More

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Reviewed January 11, 2017

This place is magical, well the time you have to wait outside the come in, isn't, but I assure you that it's worth every minute, because the beauty you'll see will make of this one of the best experiences you had in your life as...More

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Reviewed April 25, 2016

Interesting place, you really need a tour guide inside to understand everything your looking at. If your at a loose end, its worth a walk to.

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Reviewed March 7, 2016 via mobile

It was interesting, especially if you like castles. Some nice architecture,(in and out)a tower that gives you a great view of the town. If your in wielica pop in. Close to Krakow

Thank Nath W
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Reviewed December 29, 2015

Not many people pay attention to this hidden gem after visiting the salt mines. Its a small walkable distance from the mine or train station through the gardens. Although the entrance is paid and very cheap but I was surprised that they offered free tickets...More

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Reviewed October 30, 2015

Just can't stop marvelling at the amount of work, effort and dedication by the salt miners to leave behind a heritage for future generations.

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Reviewed March 11, 2014

We didn't expect to see that, a MASSIVE church carved from salt as well as numerous statues. really, really good.

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