A Secret Gem
Poland has a reputation for having some of the most beautiful architecture in Europe. Travelers come from around to world to visit the country and take in it’s rich history and medieval castles.
Right outside of Krakow, one of Poland’s biggest cities, there’s a little hidden secret. Located in the small mining town of Wieliczka, underneath a fairly ‘average’ looking building, lies the Wieliczka Salt Mine.
Since the 13th century, this mine has been used to produce table salt for most of Europe and the rest of the world. If you’ve ever seen a Polish cathedral, you’ll remember how they stand out against all other old world churches, being astonishingly ornate, and this mine is no exception. For centuries it has been revered as one of mankind’s most amazing constructions.
The coolest part? You’d barely notice it was there unless you knew where to look…
It takes 800 steps to get to the bottom of the mine. From the outside street, you’d have never guessed how much was going on right below your feet!
The Bottom Looking up
Once you reach the bottom, you’ll be amazed. Think about how they built this so long ago, without modern technology.
No, those aren’t pipe organs in a cathedral – this is a 13th century salt mine… in the middle of a regular looking town, in a regular looking square.
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