Wieliczka Salt Mine

The Wielcizka Salt Mine, located in the town of Wielcizka in Southern Poland, is one of the oldest salt mines in the world.  It ceased operations in 1996 due to mine flooding and low salt costs.  It remains, however, a veritable art gallery, complete with a cathedral and underground lake.

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An unassuming exterior belies a wondrous interior.

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Even the chandeliers are made of salt.

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Beautful sculptures abound.

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Chandelier made of salt.

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The mine has several venues for weddings and receptions.

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Nearly 7 miles long and over 1,000 feet deep, portions of the mine are closed to visitors.

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Many contemporary artists have scupted works in the mine.

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The Last Supper, carved into the mine’s surface.

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A small chapel.

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Not sure who this fellow is, but he looks rather regal.

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Underwater lake.

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