Turda Salt Mine
A real museum of salt mining in Transylvania
Turda Salt Mine it’s probably one of the most important and interesting places to see in Transylvania. This enormous underground salt mine in Romania has been converted into an incredible amusement park. Salina Turda, located in Turda, Romania, is home to an underground theme park that's nestled inside one of the oldest salt mines in the world.
The salt mine, which dates as far back as the 17th century, was used for everything from a cheese storage center to a bomb shelter in WWII after excavations stopped in 1932.
The Turda Salt Mine is 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.