10 km (6 miles) southeast of Krakow lies the small town of Wieliczka, the unsuspecting home to an incredible European attraction you likely haven't heard of yet. Let's change that. The Wieliczka Salt Mine, one of the oldest operating salt mines in the world, dates back to the 13th century and has drawn comparisons to some of Earth's most awe-inspiring man made creations, including the Great Pyramids at Giza (seriously). Don't believe us? Read on.
Pay a visit and you'll discover over 200 km (124 miles) of passages, underground lakes, chambers, and salt sculptures at your disposal. The most notable among these is St. Kinga's Chapel, a massive chamber constructed over the course of 63 years and equipped with chandeliers, statues and even a recreation of da Vinci's "The Last Supper" carved entirely out of salt. Explorations of this gargantuan subterranean complex range from easy (Tourist Route) to physically challenging (Mysteries of the Mine Route), and you can probably guess which we recommend. However you do it, though, just make sure you get to Wieliczka during your stay in Krakow. Check out our link for tour and ticket information.
Location:Wieliczka, 10 km (6 miles) southeast of Krakow, Poland