On Friday morning we invite you to a full-day trip through the scenic locations in the vicinity of Cracow.
We will start with the famous ancient salt mine in Wieliczka – one of the most precious historical sites in Poland.
     "The ancient salt mine in Wieliczka is a unique mining site, the only such facility in the world that has been in continuous operation since the Middle Ages until the present day. Its original excavations (galleries, ramps, excavation chambers, underground lakes, mineshafts, etc.), having ca.300 km in length and located at nine levels reaching down 327 metres, illustrate all the development stages of mining techniques in different historical periods."



     In 1978, the Wieliczka Salt Mine was among the first 12 worlds heritage sites to be entered on the UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage List. You will see galleries, underground salt lakes and beautiful chambers and chapels carved in the salt rock, including St Kinga’s Chapel – an underground salt pearl that glitters with dazzling light. You will also have a chance to see the majestic carpenter’s structures and unique salt sculptures. There will be almost 3 kilometres of winding tunnels and a descent down 800 stairs, 135 metres below ground. We hope that taking the underground trail will be a unique experience to you and that you will leave Wieliczka full of unforgettable memories.

     One of the attractions will be a Polish cuisine lunch prepared and served in an underground chamber.

     Once we come back to the surface, we will continue our tour throughout the scenic places of Lesser Poland. It will be an opportunity to paint en plein air, do some sightseeing or just relax enjoying the natural and architectural wonders
of the region.
    
Sources:
http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/32
https://www.wieliczka-saltmine.com/

 

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