Saline Mine

Saline Mine
Târgu Ocna

Mineral deposits

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The Saline Mine is situated in the heart of Moldavia, on the Trotus Valley, in Bacau County. The saline is close to Targu Ocna and you can go there on DN12A National Road.


Although continues to produce salt, the Saline Mine is also attractive as entertainment place where tourists come especially for the cool and clean air with therapeutic effects.


The tourist base was refurbished several years ago, in the middle “of salt lens,” an area of ​​13,000 square meters. It is so complex that you think you are in an underground city. Situated 240 meters deep, it is excellent at any age if you are looking for quiet or fun.


Here, professional staff can help you follow a treatment for any respiratory problems you may have. In underground there were built spaces for gymnastics in the salty air and a consulting room.
For children there are slot machines and playgrounds equipped with slides and swings.


Tourists can also pray in the “Saint Varvara” Orthodox Church, the only one of Europe made ​​almost entirely of salt.
There is also a salt museum, where you learn about how the saline appeared, how the salt is processed and how can it help you cure several diseases.


A lake and a waterfall make everything look close to perfection in the art of relaxation.


Note: Opening program starts at 7:00 and ends at 17:00, the last entry is at 16:00. The access to underground is done with two buses and two vans.


The price of a ticket for adults is 18 RON/day, while the children between 2 and 14 years old pay 9 RON/day.


There is the possibility to make a subscription as well for minimum 8 days. In this case, the price of a ticket for adults drops to 16 RON / day and for children between 2 and 14 years old to 8 RON / day.
For groups of minimum 8 people, the price of an adult ticket is 16 lei / day and for children between 2 and 14 years is 8 Euro / day.


The administration of the saline rents pool and tennis tables for tourists by hour and children can unleash themselves in the inflatable slides.
Please note that you are not allowed to drink alcohol or smoke in the underground. It is better to take warm clothes with you for the underground temperature is 12-13 degrees Celsius.


At the surface there was recently opened a salt water swimming pool, with deck chairs and sun umbrellas.
When you leave, you can buy something for the people at home from the gift shop.

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