This Amusement Park Inside a Romanian Salt Mine Looks Spectacular

Salina Turda
Photo: Mathias Kniepeiss / Salina Turda Official Facebook

Salina Turda is an old massive underground salt mine in Transylvania, dating back to the 17th century. The extraction was stopped in 1932, after which the mines served various functions – a bomb shelter during World War II for the residents of Turda, and even used for cheese storage center later. In the 1990s, it was transformed into an incredible underground theme park.

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Visitors to the theme park are transported 120 meters (400 feet) underground; The interior maintains a steady 11-12 degrees celsius (50-55F) and 80 percent humidity – we suggest to pack some warm clothes if visited in summer.

Salina Turda
Photo: Wikipedia

The salt mine museum is comprised of three separate mines: Terezia mine reaches at 120 meters (393 feet), followed by the Anton mine at 108 meters (354 feet), and finally the Rudolf mine at 42 meters (354 feet).

It is estimated more than three billion tons of salt have been mined since extraction began.

Photo: Mathias Kniepeiss / Salina Turda Official Facebook

The attraction includes everything from an amphitheater, a bowling alley, a mini-golf course with six different tracks, an underground lake with paddle and row boats, spa and even a Ferris wheel.

Photo: Flickr/Paul Biris

Visiting the mine will cost you $8 (adult) or $4 (children and students).

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