<ul><li>The Wieliczka Salt Mine, in the town of Wieliczka, in Poland's Kraków metropolitan area, had until 2007 been in continuous operation, producing table salt, since the 13th century. It was one of the world's oldest operating salt mines (the oldest being at Bochnia, Poland, 20 kilometers from Wieliczka </li></ul><ul><li>The mine reaches down to a depth of 327 meters, and is over 300 km. long. </li></ul><ul><li>The Wieliczka salt mine features a 3.5-km. tourist route (less than 1% of the length of the mine's passages) that includes statues of historic and mythic figures, all sculpted by miners out of the rock salt. Even the crystals in the chandeliers are fashioned of salt. </li></ul><ul><li>In 1978 the Wieliczka salt mine was placed on the original UNESCO roster of World Heritage Sites </li></ul>
O Wieliczka Salt Mine localiza-se na cidade de Wieliczka, Polônia ( Kraków ) iniciou suas atividades no século 13 . É uma das mais antigas do mundo a operar na extração de sal a uma profundidade de 327 metros. A mina de sal Wieliczka; hoje museu, possui 3,5 km com galerias, shopping, salõs, igreja, lustres , museu e inúmeras imagens esculpidas em rocha de sal. A temperatura interna é de cerca 05 graus centígrados Em 1978 a mina de sal Wieliczka foi considerada como UNESCO World Heritage Site.