Monday, June 13, 2016, hours: 19:00-20:30
16 Piłsudskiego street, place called „Sienkiewiczówka”
The house owes its name to one of the most eminent Polish writers, Nobel Prize winner, Henryk Sienkiewicz who, according to some sources, wrote his novel “Quo Vadis” here.
Tuesday, June 15, 2016
Wieliczka Salt Mine
The Wieliczka Salt Mine, located in the town of Wieliczka, dates back to the 13th century. The mine produced table salt continuously until 2007, as one of the world’s oldest salt mines in operation.
The Wieliczka salt mine reaches a depth of 327 meters (1,073 ft) and is over 287 kilometers (178 miles) long. The rock salt is naturally grey in various shades, resembling unpolished granite rather than the white or crystalline look that many visitors may expect.
The Wieliczka mine is often referred to as „the Underground Salt Cathedral of Poland.” In 1978 it was placed on the original UNESCO list of the World Heritage Sites.