The Turda salt mine is considered one of the oldest salt mines in the world, dating back from 17th century. It was a bomb shelter, a warehouse for cheese storage and nowadays is a a veritable history museum of salt exploitation, nesting an impressive amusement park where you can spend quality time boating on the lake, playing snooker, bowling, golf or ping pong.
To create this mind blowing space, miners carved out three billion tons of salt. Yes, three billion tons of salt.
When I entered the long obscure corridors and reached the largest compartment I immediately knew I opened the gate to a parallel universe, on a different planet. It’s really that SURREAL! The lights forming UFOs-like shapes and the void all around me gave me the heebie jeebies…but in a fun way.
It is truly something that stands out from everything you’ve seen before and I highly recommend it if you’re planning to visit Romania, more precisely, Transylvania.