The Turda Salt Mine is now a veritable history museum of salt mining. The excellent state of preservation of mining and machinery used to transport salt, together with the cautious work carried out for prepararing the mine to become a tourist attraction, have made history and legend meet harmoniously here. The increasing number of tourists arriving from distant geographical areas to visit the mine are a confirmation of interest and historical value.
Turda Salt Mine and its leisure area were included by ’The Guardian’ among the destinations recommended for tourists looking for eccentric places in Europe.
Turda salt mine and its leisure area were included by ’The Guardian’ among the destinations recommended for tourists looking for eccentric places in Europe.
”For a surreal experience, look no further than the Turda salt mine. The 120-metre-deep mine was built in the 17th century and briefly used during the second world war as a bomb shelter. Then, later, it was a cheese storage facility. More recently it has been converted into a magical underground theme park, with a ferris wheel, mini-golf, bowling alley and table tennis. It also has an underground lake with rowing boats that you can use to explore the mine,” the British publication reads.
Thus, Turda salt mine is chosen before a visit to the Stuttgart Pig Museum or a tour of the Monserrate Palace in Sintra, Portugal.
Among other destinations in top 10 of the best eccentric attractions in Europe are the trick fountains at Hellbrunn Palace, Salzburg, Austria, or the Žižkov tower in Prague, voted the second-ugliest building in the world.