On September 14-15,2019, the employees of UAB ‘‘Panevėžio Aurida‘‘ visited one of the most popular cities in Poland – Krakow. It is a city of kings, full of legends, enchanting with its majesty and extraordinary beauty. During our sightseeing tour we visited Krakow’s Old Town with one of the oldest universities in Europe and sacred architecture of stunning beauty. We came to Wawel Hill on which is the Royal Wawel Castle and the Gothic Cathedral of spectacular grandeur. Also during our trip we visited the Church of Mary, whose main decoration is a wooden carved altar created by Veit Stoss.
We spent the second day of the excursion at the “Wieliczka” salt mines. It is a world-famous tourist attraction. The salt mines have been working continuously since the 13th century. Nowadays, however, rather than being sourced for commercial purposes, the extracted salt is used for various other applications. Today’s Mine is a 2.5-kilometer-long excursion trail that runs through tunnels 64 to 135 meters underground. We also visited the underground museum, where we got acquainted with the history of old Krakow: fragments of the buildings of the medieval settlement, original relics discovered during excavations.