Turda Salt Mine
Salina Salt Mine is located at 7 Aleea Durgăului, in Turda, Cluj County.
Opening hours: daily from 9:00 - 19:00.
The Tourist Information Center in Turda can be found at 45 Republicii Street.
The site is accessible (partially) to people with disabilities (entrance is made at 54B Salinelor Street).
The indoor temperature is constant, 10-12 degrees Celsius, so don’t forget to bring a jacket and appropriate shoes.
Entry fee: Yes
Oficial site here.
At 30 km from Cluj-Napoca you’ll find Turda Salt Mine, one of Transylvania's biggest tourist attractions. More than 600,000 visitors come down into this mysterious underground park every year, spectacularly arranged to surprise even the most demanding visitors. The depths created by salt extraction fascinate today with the three mines (Ghisela, Rudolf and Terezia), a museum and spa.
You can rest on the stairways of the amphitheater, go bowling, play table tennis, go take a ride in the Ferris wheel or a boat ride on the lake. The mystery of the place is also amplified by the unique illumination that creates the illusion that you are on another planet.
Also, in the summer, if you stay in the area for a few more days and you can visit the salt lakes of the Durga Valley, ideal recreational and relaxation places with therapeutic effects well designed and equipped to ensure a complete saline experience.
Did you know?
The history of salt extraction at Turda Salt Mine goes back to Roman times, but the mining itself started in the medieval times and lasted until the first half of the 20th century.
The Turda Salt Mine located in Sărată Valley – Durgău is part of the Natura 2000 Plateau Ocna Veche, a protected area where there is a salt-specific halophilic vegetation.
The Salt Mine tourist attraction has been established in 2008, when a large process of modernization and development of this existing underground space took place. The result was spectacular and propelled it among the major attractions of Romania, with its fame even crossing the borders.