Turda salt mine
€ 46per person
It is not unheard of taking a boat ride on a lake. Underground lakes inside caves are not uncommon either. But what if you could take a boat ride yourself inside a salt mine? Get ready. Set. Go! Visit Turda’s intriguingly beautiful salt mine.
Start / End
all year long
8:30 am; 1:30 pm (Monday - Friday)
non slippery-shoes & appropriate warm clothing recommended (the constant temperature inside the salt mine is 10-12° C)
Turda salt mine
Car transfer duration
1h 30 min - 2h (two ways)
As Transylvania became part of the Kingdom of Hungary, the history of salt mining in Turda started to be sketched out. Even though first documents mentioning salt mining here date from the 13th century, the mine accessible for visits nowadays was shaped starting with the 17th century, when Transylvania joined the Habsburg Monarchy.
Used as an antiaircraft shelter during WWII, as a cheese maturation facility during the communist period and finally upgraded to a unique underground theme park at the beginning of the 21st century, the salt mine in Turda still preserves millions of chisel and hammer marks, left as ‘salt signatures’ by the miners who once worked here.
This guided tour to Salina Turda will offer you an unforgettable experience in the heart of Transylvania.
Cluj-Napoca - Turda - Cluj-Napoca
Departure from Cluj at the established hour. Transfer to Turda (approx. 40min). Visit the salt mine* and free time to enjoy the underground amusement park. Transfer back to Cluj (appox. 40 min) and end of the tour.*It is not recommended to visit the salt mine if you have heart, lungs, digestive and other health conditions. You can check them all here.