Wieliczka Travel Guide

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This small town, in the south of Poland, just 10 km away from Krakow, is most famous for its Kopalnia Soli (Salt Mine) - the only construction of its kind which was one of the world's oldest operating salt mines. This UNESCO World Cultural Heritage listed mine had been in continuous operation until 2007, producing table salt, since the 13th century. The whole mine is an underground world of salt halls, chambers and chapels, some even 327m below the ground. The magnificent Kaplica Bl. Kingi (Chapel of the Blessed Kinga) - made entirely of salt is 10 m tall, 54 long and 15 m wide. It is beautifully decorated, with unique chandeliers made from salt crystals and other salt sculptures.

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