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Bochnia[1] is a town of 30,000 inhabitants situated on the river Raba in southern Poland. It is one of the oldest towns in Lesser Poland Lowland, situated around 40 kilometres southeast of Kraków. Bochnia is most noted for its salt mine, the oldest functioning in Europe, since the middle of 13th century, which is now opened mainly for touristic reasons. Bochnia Salt Mine appear in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites (since 2010). Old town has still magic atmosphere with its historic urban layout.

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There is very good bus connection between Bochnia and nearest large cities. Bochnia is located on the highway Krakow - Przemyśl. Very easy to get there by bus from Krakow, Tarnow or Rzeszow Airport. Bus from Krakow costs 5-6 PLN.

Trains to and from Krakow leave every hour and cost around 10 PLN (depending on the kind of train).

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  • Bochnia Salt Mine[2] From the middle of 13th century, smaller than Wieliczka's one, but not less interesting. Called sometimes underground town because of its size. Chambers measure 4,5 kilometres in length at 16 different levels. One of the chambers was converted into a sanatorium and you can spend a night there inhaling salt or something. Ticket to the mine is around 30 PLN, for a night stay 60 PLN (night stay include additional attractions like a ride an underground train or 140 metre chute). There is also a restaurant supposedly located lowermost in the world.
  • St. Nicholas Basilica built in 15th, rebuilt in 17th century, the oldest church in Bochnia
  • Old town
  • Statue of Casimir III of Poland
  • Old catholic cemetery at Oracka Street
  • Jewish cemetery

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