Discover the beauty of the underground world with its corridors, chambers and chapels curved in salt.
Along a ca. 2,5km long route, while descending as deep as 125 m, you can admire whole chapels carved in the living salt rock, mythical, historical and religious figures sculpted in salt stones, underground lakes, original mining tools, as well as traces of mining works.
You will see the miracle of Poland listed by Unesco, the most willingly visited polish touristic attraction.
When entering mine you have to walk down 400 steps in total. The last stop in the mine is the souvenir shop and snack bar. From here, a lift carries you back to the surface.
After that extraordinary experience you will have chance to feel the sense of communizm.
Nowa Huta like no other place helps you understand ideas of socializm. Our aim is to show you the way Nowa Huta looked like in the past when it was a town next to Krakow before it was incorporated as another district it.
We are going to show the authentic vision of Nowa Huta and communism in Poland in years 1950-1989.
Imagine waiting 20 hours to fill gas to your car or standing ten hours in a cue to buy a toilet paper. Absurd mixed with propaganda – that was our life. The city which was as a communist paradise, and at the same time a fortress, prepared to defend its citizens in case of an attack. You will see modern houses and squares created according to Leonardo da Vinci plans. Finally you will have opportunity to admire the size of the Steelworks Complex or visit the church which is the symbol of freedom. Tours includes the most important sites of historical value regarding the Nowa Huta district.
After the tour you will be taken straight to your accommodation in Krakow.
Temperature underground 14 oC/57 oF all year round.
Lift down - on request only - at extra cost.