Industrial Tourism Attractions

Industrial Tourism Attractions in Romania

The Turda Salt Mine

Near Cluj, was ranked by Business Insider as the most beautiful underground place in the world. Likewise, Salina Turda is ranked 22 among the most spectacular tourist destinations in the world. The first document that speaks explicitly about the existence of a salt mine in Turda dates from 1 May 1271. Since 1992, Salina Turda has been a halotherapy center and a popular tourist attraction. In 2008, the salt mine enters a broad process of modernization and was reopened in 2010.

The Slanic Prahova Salt Mines

The touristic activity dates from 1853, based on 7 salt lakes and sulphurous sources. Since 1970, an area of 50,000 square meters of the 208 meters deep Unirea salt mine was opened to the public.

The Ocnele Mari Salt Mine

Located in Valcea county, lies on an area of 10,000 square meters. The underground park has a church, a museum, restaurant, souvenir shops, bars, a soccer field, basketball, tennis, pool table, playground for children.

The Targu Ocna Salt Mine

Located near Bacau, is 240 meters (787 feet) deep, and after a 3.2 kilometer (2 mile) tunnel drive you reach the underground site with an area of 13,000 square meters The Saint Varvara Orthodox church from here is the first church in Europe that was built inside the salt mine portion of a mountain.

The Ocna Sibiului Salt Lakes

The lakes, including Brancoveanu lake, are among the deepest (160 meters) and saltiest (310 grams of salt / liter) in the world. Only the Dead Sea has a higher salt concentration. They are collapsed former salt mines.