Underground Amusement Park In Transylvania

What does one do with a defunct salt mine dating back to the middle ages? Build an amusement park in it, apparently. At least, that’s the concept behind Salina Turda, a museum and tourist attraction located in the Transylvania region of Romania and built into what began as a salt mine in the year 1075.


As a mine, the Salina Turda was fully operational for several centuries until 1932, after which it was used to store cheeses (which seems weirdly perfect). Then, in 1992, the man-made cavern was converted into a subterranean amusement park complete with fairground classics like mini golf, bowling, a Ferris wheel and a carousel – even an otherworldly underground lake for visitors to paddle around in row boats.

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