Cluj: Salina Turda (Romania)

Salina Turda

Aleea Durgăului 7, Turda 401106, Romania

Designer unknown

 

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In the town of Cluj, Romania, in what was once Transylvania, there is a 2,000 year old re-used salt mine.

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Initially a source of salt for the Romans, later used for storage by Hungarian kings and Hapsburg emperors, then as a World War II shelter, it became a health spa in 1992. After a multimillion dollar renovation as a history museum of salt mining with added amphitheatre, sports facilities, ferris wheel and boat rides, this incredibly dramatic site has become a popular tourist attraction.

For me, one of the best things is how they’ve lit that beautiful cavernous space!

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Should you now wish to add this to your next travel itinerary then check the links below.

 

Further Information:

Place: Salina Turda

Designer: Unknown

Photographer: Courtesy of Salina Turda Website

Review: The Architect’s Newspaper + 4 minute video on vimeo

Map: Salina Turda Map

 

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