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Underground Salt Cathedral, Poland
Located 135 meters (443 ft) underground is the famous Wieliczka Salt Mine in southern Poland. Now a museum, the mine’s attractions include dozens of statues, three chapels and an entire cathedral that has been carved out of the rock salt by the miners. The mine, built in the 13th century, produced table salt continuously until 2007, as one of the world’s oldest salt mines still in operation. Commercial mining was discontinued in 1996 due to low salt prices and mine flooding.
Entered into the Unesco World Heritage List in 1978, the mine is located in the town of Wieliczka within the Kraków metropolitan area. The mine reaches a depth of 327 meters (1,073 feet) and is over 287 kilometres (178 miles) long. A wooden staircase with 378 steps provides access to the 64 meters (210 feet) level of the mine. There is a 3 kilometers (1.9 mi) tour of the mine’s corridors, and chapels.
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The hospital was later turned into housing for World War II veterans attending school on the GI Bill. In the 1950s, the island was home to one of the first juvenile drug rehabilitation centers in history. It remained in operation until the island was abandoned in 1963.
They tried to sell the island to private investors in the 1970s but the cost of construction, transportation to the island, and the noise from Laguardia airport discouraged anyone from buying it.
In June, 2013, it was announced that two architecture students are planning to construct a learning school for autistic children on the 20-acre island. It is currently unknown if and when this project will come to fruition.
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