Salina Turda – Amazing Underground Theme Park in a Salt Mine
Salina Turda is an old salt mine that is found deep underground in the town of Turda, Romania. The first extractions of salt took place here during the antiquity and the mine provided table salt from the Middle Ages to the early 20th century.
The mine stopped fulfilling its purpose in 1932 and served for various functions like bomb shelter during World War II and cheese storage. In 1992, the salt mine was opened to the public and was transformed into a museum with an amusement park with bowling lanes, amphitheater, mini golf, ferris wheel, spa and an underground lake with boating facilities.
One of the most beautiful attractions here is the panoramic wheel that offers the tourists the opportunity of admiring the stalagmites that have formed here over the cave’s 1000-year history.
The museum consists of three mines: the Terezia mine that is 120 meters deep, the Anton mine that is 108 meters deep and the Rudolf mine that is 42 meters deep. All the rooms are excavated by hand, which makes their size and appearance pretty impressive.