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Cracow Saltworks Museum - Castle Location

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Not many things in life to see are free

Well we stumbled across this as we arrived at the Salt Mines and had an hour to wait, we wondered... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Im_no_Crazy_Canadian
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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You can walk the ruins in the courtyard and go in the exploration shaft for free a good 30 minutes... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
419PeterB
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Solihull, United Kingdom
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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...more
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ul. Zamkowa 8, Wieliczka 32-020, Poland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well we stumbled across this as we arrived at the Salt Mines and had an hour to wait, we wondered off and soon found ourselves by the Castle, we were allowed in and had a look around. You can climb up the stairs of the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Im_no_Crazy_Canadian
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can walk the ruins in the courtyard and go in the exploration shaft for free a good 30 minutes or so to do which is very worthwile if visiting the mines also. Lots of information boards also to help you learn about the history...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 419PeterB
Reviewed September 11, 2018

The Castle Building itself is attractive and well wort visiting as an adjunct to any Wieliczka tour, and in its own right as an antechamber housing important relics. My photos of the exterior of the castle really turned out well, it is that photogenic from...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Perry B
Reviewed July 18, 2018

A great museum, very interesting and so much fun to visit. It was the best part of my trip! Go check it out.

Date of experience: January 2018
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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

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank mercury_wpc
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

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank CJLNYC1962
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

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank ljaidar
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

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank laura_mc30
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

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Manuela S
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.

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank Susan K
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