Underground Attractions

Going underground

There is a surprising number of underground attractions in Poland with some real gems to be discovered including 17 mines, 9 cave systems, tunnels, dungeons, medieval cellars and even a city. Most visitors to Poland are aware of the beauty of places such as the Tatra Mountains and of the architectural wonders that can be found in the cities of the country; but few people know about the hidden treasures that can be found beneath the surface.

On this page, you will find our six favourite underground attractions; which includes four that have been awarded World Heritage Site status by UNESCO.

Haunted tunnels

There’s plenty for ghost & ghoul hunters to explore. A favourite haunt are the cellars beneath the market square in Sandomierz where you may meet the ghost of Halina Krepianka who was rumoured to be both beautiful and brave or for those who like their ghosts to be benevolent, the tunnels beneath Chelm are rumoured to be home to a nasty spirit named Bieluch.

Beneath the city of Krakow and housed within the underground corridors of the market square, you will find a museum; which showcases how the city looked and felt during the Middle Ages complete with stone roads with potholes made by cart wheels during the 13th century. Learn more about the Krakow Main Market Square Underground Museum and book tickets for a tour.

Make your descent to 64 meters below the surface of Krakow for a guided tour through one of Poland's most popular underground attractions. Wander through chambers, see underground lakes, shrines and salty monuments in one of the oldest UNESCO-listed salt mines.


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