Wieliczka, The Historic Salt Mine

PL - 1028590

PL – 1028590

Tambang garam Wieliczka, di kota Wieliczka, di Kraków wilayah metropolitan, Polandia, telah beroperasi terus-menerus sejak abad ke-13, dan masih menghasilkan garam meja. Tambang ini adalah salah satu tambang garam tertua dunia yang masih beroperasi.

The Wieliczka Salt Mine, located in the town of Wieliczka in southern Poland, lies within the Kraków metropolitan area. The mine, built in the 13th century, produced table salt continuously until 2007, as one of the world’s oldest salt mines still in operation. From its beginning and throughout its existence, the Royal mine was run by the Żupy krakowskie Salt Mines. Commercial mining was discontinued in 1996 due to low salt prices and mine flooding. The mine’s attractions include dozens of statues and four chapels that have been carved out of the rock salt by the miners. The oldest sculptures are augmented by the new carvings by contemporary artists.

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