This deposit of rock salt in Wieliczka-Bochnia has been mined since the 13th century and is the oldest of its type in Europe. Spread over nine levels, it has 300 km of galleries with works of art, underground chapels and statues sculpted in the salt, making a fascinating pilgrimage into the past of a major industrial undertaking. The Wieliczka and Bochnia Royal Salt Mines illustrate the historic stages of the development of mining techniques in Europe, from the 13th to the 20th centuries. Wieliczka Saltworks Castle, used for the management of the property, dates from the medieval period and has been rebuilt several times in the course of its history.
Sender: Malgosia, Sent on: 11 Nov, 2013, Received on: 19 Nov, 2013, Travel time: 8 days
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Sender: RobertoK, Sent on: 20 Feb, 2014, Received on: 27 Feb, 2014, Travel time: 7 days
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