Mina de Sal de Nemocon, Nemocon

4.7
#2 of 7 in Nature in Cundinamarca Department
Cave Nature / Park
The most memorable features of Mina de Sal de Nemocon include a natural mirror composed of old tanks filled with brine and a huge, heart-shaped salt crystal carved by the miner Miguel Sánchez in the 1960s. Walk through the 1.6 km (1 mi) of tunnels along the cascades of salt, and stalactites and stalagmites shaped as ferns, roots, bulbs, and snowflakes. See the "dancing room" with simple chandeliers, and the chapel with a massive sphere symbolizing the world carved in 1,300 kg (2,866 lb) of salt and a replica of the Virgin Mary and Jesus. Join workshops to learn how to make decorative pieces using a mixture of salt and flour, or how to paint with brine and oils. Put Mina de Sal de Nemocon into our Nemocon vacation route planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Nemocon.
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  • August 9, 2017
    Amazing wonder of nature, where spectacular ancient stalactites and stalagmites are presented on the human eye with an enhancement made by lights and enigmatic shadows. Mirror of water that no doubt will go down in the memory as one of the most impressive visuals ever seen.
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  • August 7, 2017
    Very good destination to visit. a little smaller than the Zipaquira but also highly recommended. This mine has its charm. It is a must-see.
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  • August 5, 2017
    We decided to go here rather than salt cathedral and we're v pleased. We took Uber from Bogota and paid driver to wait and take us back 2 hours later. Mine tour was in English and was very informative...  more »
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  • August 4, 2017
    The tours are well-guided and informative. The scenery is pretty cool and the walks aren't especially difficult. It is a family-friendly place and a good way to spend a few hours.
  • January 31, 2017
    A great destination with either family or friends. The access to the mine, and the tour are not too physically demanding, but comfortable shoes with good traction are recommended since some areas can be a bit slippery. Parking is available at the entrance to the mine, as well as a few blocks down the road at the municipal pool. Taking a picture of the water mirror is a must.
  • May 1, 2017
    The salt mine is an absolutely fascinating place to visit. If you are in the area I would suggest this over the salt cathedral.
  • March 11, 2017
    Good place to go if you are looking for something more personal than the salt Cathedral in Zipa. It is harder to get there and not many transport options available. The additional tourist packages available for the salt Cathedral bought in the savanna train might not apply depending on their availability (don't count on it).
  • April 14, 2017
    Best salt mine in Colombia, Stalag tites, mites, large reflection pools, the 33 movie set, fossil musium and more, best value hand's down!

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