Bochnia Salt Mine, Unesco Site, Bochnia, Malopolskie Voivodeship, Poland

The Bochnia Salt Mine  in Bochnia, Poland is one of the oldest salt mines in the world and the oldest one in Poland. The mine was established between the 12th and 13th centuries after salt was first discovered in Bochnia and became part of the Royal mining company żupy krakowskie.

The mine was closed some time after World War I. In 1981 it was declared a heritage monument. The site is one of Poland’s official national Historic Monuments , as designated October 6, 2000 and tracked by the National Heritage Board of Poland.

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