Poland’s Underground Salt Cathedral

This is truly incredible. A salt mine 600 yards below ground, used for centuries to quarry salt, has been over many years transformed by Polish workers into a cathedral with salt chandeliers and statues. All one can say in viewing the twenty photos is “how did they do it?” Excuse us for using Beliefnet for the post (it’s not Catholic), but the Catholic site was too difficult to format.

Deep underground in Poland lies something remarkable but little known outside Eastern Europe . For centuries, miners have extracted salt there, but left behind things quite startling and unique. Take a look at the most unusual salt mine in the world. The article and photos are here.

  • CMLD3

    I’ve been there – even licked the walls (not in the cathedral, of course). They have weddings there too. Absolutely astounding place.

  • See_Krakow

    Wieliczka Salt Mine really is the most unusual in the world! You can experience it first-hand, travelling into the underground with us. Poland – the homeland of St. John Paul II – will surprise you for sure :)