A Church Made Out of Salt?? 

 

Yes it’s true and we saw it. Just outside of Krakow, there exists the oldest operating salt mine in the world. It is over half a mile underground and the miners who worked there spent much of their lives in it, rarely emerging into daylight. To pass the time, they began carving statues, paintings, chandeliers, and even an entire chapel – making it not only a mine, but also what could be considered Europe’s deepest art gallery. The chapel took them 70 years and it has to be the most beautiful churches I’ve seen. It was just fantastic to think that these miners wanted to spend their free time building a place of worship. There is even a painting of The Last Supper carved out of the rock salt. 

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