In the town of Cluj, Romania, in what was once Transylvania, there is a 2,000 year old re-used salt mine.
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!
Should you now wish to add this to your next travel itinerary then check the links below.
Place: Salina Turda
Photographer: Courtesy of Salina Turda Website
Map: Salina Turda Map
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