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  • Zakopane and the Tatra Mountains
    The city of Krakow lies only 100 kilometers away from the most beautiful Polish mountains - the Tatras. Its main city, Zakopane, often called “the winter capital of Poland” is famous for its wooden architecture and rich local culture.
  • Auschwitz-Birkenau
    June, 1940 the first transport of Polish political prisoners arrived in Auschwitz. This date marks the beginning of Auschwitz concentration camp which became a symbol of the atrocities of WW2 and Holocaust – the mass murder of European Jews.
  • Wadowice and Kalwaria Zebrzydowska
    Visitors to Krakow are often keen to do a one-day tour of the Sanctuary in Kalwaria Zebrzydowska and Wadowice, the birthplace of Karol Wojtyla - Pope John Paul II.
  • Ojcow National Park
    Smallest but one of the most attractive national parks in Poland - Ojcow National Park - is rich in wildlife, fanciful limestone rocks and medieval architecture.

Wieliczka Salt Mine

Wieliczka Salt Mine is a real must-see spot of the Lesser Poland Province. In 1978 it was recorded in the UNESCO World Heritage list, world's first list of sites of special cultural or physical significance.

It is considered as one of the major tourist attractions in Poland, which is reflected by its enormous popularity with tourists visiting the mine each year. The Wieliczka Salt Mine is also one of the most spectacular sites in the environs of Krakow. Located as close as 10 kilometres from the city centre, the mine boasts its fascinating history, enormous size and the unique wealth of its underground world. Wieliczka is by far world's best known salt mine as well as one of the oldest ones, dating back to the Middle Ages.
The tour of the mine includes a 2-hour long walk through the former excavations, pit shafts and galleries situated about 100 metres below the ground level. Among other things, the walk gives you an opportunity to see unusual salt sculptures made years ago by amateur mining artists.
The best examples of these salt rock artworks are displayed in the chapel of Saint Kinga, an underground temple of impressive size and abundance. A journey by lift to reach the mine's top level makes up another attraction of the place.