Inside world’s most beautiful underground sightseeing: Turda Salt Mine

Turda Salt Mine - Transylvania private car tour | Romania

This is a real nature wonder you should not miss.
Why ? Just because it is the most beautiful underground sightseeing in the world.
More beautiful than Cristals Cave in Mexic, San Clemente Church in Rome or Underground Gardens in Fresno, California.
Systematic mining of iron, gold, silver and salt in Transylvania began once with Roman occupation in Dacia.
But the first documentary certification of salt mining in Turda dates back to 1271.
This was one of the most important Transylvanian salt mines until 1840.

As in all Transylvanian salt mines, work force never included prisoners but only free people employed yearly.
Closed in 1932, it was an anti-aerial shelter for local population during World War II.
After 1950, the first 500 m of Franz Josef transportation gallery served as cheese deposit.
But only until 1992 when re-opened, it became a popular sightseeing.
Modernized in 2010, the former imperial salt mine became a wonderful strange park.
And a true history museum of salt mining.
Its panoramic elevators offer spectacular views.
And also the circular balcony suspended at 40 meters above the hall dug in salt.

In 2012, they filmed here several scenes of Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, part 1.
They really took advantage of the great setting of Romania’s most modern salt mine.
Rudolf Mine (42 m deep) has salt stalactites that grow about 2 cm per year.
These break under their own weight when reaching about 3 m height.
It also has an 80 heated seats amphitheater.
Here you can delight your ears with various concerts or even with movies.
Terezia Mine is a huge underground bell (120 m deep) where you can enjoy boating on the salty lake within.
Just between us: when would you like to visit it ? We bring the car !

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