Mina de Sal de Nemocon, Nemocon

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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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  • Long before the Spanish arrived, the Muisca Indians began mining salt at Nemocon, and the mineral was an important trade good for them. Like the far more frequently visited mine at Zipaquira (aka the ...  more »
  • It's the best value by far. Nemocon charges $22k cop and includes a 30 min fossil musium on top of the one hour mine tour. This mine has much more to offer than Zipaquirra mine and for half the cost. ...  more »
  • This salt mine is a real experience of what a salt mine is. The english guide we had was incredible. She explained everything in great detail. The little town where the mine is located is gorgeous and...  more »
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  • 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.
  • The salt mine is an absolutely fascinating place to visit. If you are in the area I would suggest this over the salt cathedral.
  • Best salt mine in Colombia, Stalag tites, mites, large reflection pools, the 33 movie set, fossil musium and more, best value hand's down!
  • 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).
  • Such a natural beautiful place in Nemocon that's worth a visit