Turda Salt Mine Tours
Turda Salt Mine (Salina Turda) located in Turda, Cluj county, is one of Romania's top natural attractions and tourist sights!
Have a look at the tours and day trips you can book with us to see the salt mine and check out more info about it:
Start from: Cluj-Napoca
Start from: Cluj - Napoca
Start from: Cluj-Napoca
Reviews about Turda Salt Mine Tours
We extended our the three day Transylvania trip to four days and we were so glad that we did. Our guide, Florin, was awesome. He made each city come alive with his stories of their history and people. His dialogue kept us interested and entertained! What a wonderful introduction to Romania for us Americans.
Thank you Florin for all you showed us throughout the day. Your historical knowledge in particular made the Citadel the highlight of the day. It was our first trip to Romania but we will definitely be back to explore more areas of this beautiful country!
The tour experience, and our tour guide Florin exceeded my expectations. Florin was truly a fountain of knowledge; able to provide historical context for each of our stops (4 cities and 3 castles) which really brought the entire trip to life. Thank you Florin for giving us a tour of your beautiful country - unforgettable.
One of the best days in Romania. Our guide was friendly, was easy to talk with and took us exactly where we wanted and stopped to allow me to take plenty of pictures as we drove along the countryside.
About Turda Salt Mine
The underground Turda Salt Mine (Salina Turda) is located at a depth of 115m below the surface and is in fact an old salt mine that has been recently transformed into an incredible underground amusement park, with attractions ranging from an inside elevator, a small salty lake and a wellness centre, guaranteeing an exciting visit. It's also on our list of best places to visit in Transylvania - read the full list!
As opposed to the conventional use of explosive, initially the mine was formed using entirely handwork and machinery and served as base for salt exploitation. Later in time, the mine was also used to store cheese and as bomb shelter during World War 2, before the project to turn the old salt mine into a theme park in 2008 began.
Today, the old mine is at the same time a museum with a variety of mines, rooms and spaces where visitors can see how salt used to be collected and transported, and also an exciting amusement park, comprising an amphitheater for events, a bowling alley, a mini golf course, Ping-Pong tables, an underground lake with paddle and row boats, and even a Ferris wheel.
Read more info on the official website of Salina Turda and expect large crowds, especially during summer season, as this is a top attraction in Romania.
Romanian Friend tip: Salina Turda is also home to some amazing underground events all year long, such as the Drone Champions League or opera concerts so make sure not to miss them while you visit.