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An old salt mine that has its own charm

The salt mine is located on two levels, the first being arranged as a church. At the second level... read more

Reviewed 23 September 2018
Florentin Adria... G
Arad, Romania
Pass the smell, an amazing experience

If you manage to ignore the smell of gasoline , the salt mine offers a unique experience . With... read more

Reviewed 3 September 2018
Irina B
via mobile
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Cacica, Romania
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Reviewed 23 September 2018

The salt mine is located on two levels, the first being arranged as a church. At the second level there are three branches that lead to sites worth visiting - the sports ground, the artificial lake and the ballroom. Artificial lake, which was a place...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Florentin Adria... G
Reviewed 14 September 2018

At the entrance, the person who sells tickets warned us that in the mine did not smell too pleasant because of the salt extraction method. The truth is that it smells a little bit ugly, a combination of diesel and naphthalene. The smell doesn't get...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Raz m
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

If you manage to ignore the smell of gasoline , the salt mine offers a unique experience . With it’s many galleries , wide and solemn, it’s a gem hidden inside earth worth exploring. Long corridors, ball rooms, a little lake, even a church, this...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Irina B
Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

Getting there was easy. The entrance fee is 12 lei. The inside is a little bit ceeepy. You go there by yourself. Due to the specific smell I would go there again

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Iudunna
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

The industrial exploit started after Ottomans unlawfully ceded a part of Moldavia principality to Austrians after losing a war. There is large parking outside the mine. The entrance implies stairs, but it's decent. The diesel smell takes some part of enjoying the salt, to be...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Anfrist
Reviewed 28 February 2018

I visited this mine in February and had a very enjoyable experience. There were few other visitors to the mine and it sometimes felt like we had the entire mine to ourselves. Seeing the 19th century inscriptions from miners on the walls was very special....More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Thomas C
Reviewed 21 August 2017

After dozens of years of traveling and vacations, I discovered this place, very close to our location, a couple of days ago. Historic place and very interesting to visit. I will start with a negative point: the smell inside the mine is horrible ! After...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Bogdan M
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

Frankly, I am not reccomending visiting this salt mine. I have seen several and this one did not impress me at all. Not much to see inside and the worst is the smell. The petrol used inside is a killer for the senses.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank gufi70
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

A very intense experience knowing that beneath at 90 meters are working the miners while we are visiting the salt mine. We are able to explore it until 75 meters down in a dark atmosphere and a petroleum smell. It is a must see experience...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Mini O
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Whilst in the area we noticed the signs for the salt mine and took the opportunity to visit. On arrival he main entrance was not manned, although the doors were open and all the lights were on. We persevered and passed down the steps into...More

Date of experience: March 2017
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