Mina de Sal de Nemocon, Nemocon

4.7
#2 of 7 in Nature in Cundinamarca Department
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. Make Mina de Sal de Nemocon a centerpiece of your Nemocon vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Nemocon tour itinerary planning app .
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Mina de Sal de Nemocon Reviews
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  • October 6, 2017
    We went at the suggestion of the cab driver who initially took us to see the Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá. That good. An interesting ride, guided tour for 14,000 Cops for over 60 years. Before you visit the mine itself, we were led to a small Museum of natural history, with explanations made by the Guide. Then we put on helmets and then we enter the mine. The path must be done slowly because it's exhausting. Many photos, little noise, a lot of explanation about the formation, operation and maintenance of the place. The tragedy of the miners of Chile, "The 33", had your ambiance in this mine. In the output has souvenir shops. Be sure to do the tour. Ah, in time the mine is turned off.
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  • October 2, 2017
    In our first trip to Bogota in 2016 we visited Zipaquira as it is the most advertised place... Nonetheless, after researching what to do our 2nd trourin 2017 we discovered that there is no justice mad...  more »
  • October 2, 2017
    The mine although it is not as large as the zipaquira, captivates by its beauty, especially by mirrors of water in the mine. The notion of real depth is lost.
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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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