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
Es increíble poder visitar turisticamente una mina de verdad, lo interesante como este lugar esta muy organizado y vale pena ir allá, ya que conocerás mas acerca de como se trabajaba en las minas, com... more »It's amazing to visit tourist a mine of truth, as interesting as this place is very organized and it is worthwhile to go there, since you will know more about of as working in mines, such as the salt process, is a unique experience to be able to feel like life is daily of the workers of a mine. I liked the treatment guides, of photos that offer you options and security all the way from visit, I recommend you to have an experience of something new in your life.
Un lugar unico en el mundo como asi lo demuestra, muy instructivo y sorprendente... Simplemente hermoso. La entrada sale un poco mas económica por Internet pero no es mucha la diferencia y vale la pen... more »A unico in el mundo como asi lo demuestra, muy instructivo lugar is expected... Simplemente hermoso. The entrada dirty a poco mas economica por Internet pero no. mucha the difference y vale la Peña por entrar pay. The includes el museo as a back cuadras esta entrada. Simply amazing, you should come to experience it, is very instructive you will discover amazing historical data. The ticket It's cheaper by internet, however, it worth to pay for the experience. The museum entrance is included in the price, it is close to square, just a couple of blocks away. Go, very beautiful, it is a unique experience. The price includes admission to the Museum. You can buy the ticket by internet cheaper, but really it is worth to pay by this experience.
Really enjoyed this day. Entry started with a walk thru museum showing fossils and bones of animals that roamed this area millions of years ago. Loved walking thru the mine, great tour in English, eve... more »
Beautiful place. A very nice guide will take you down the mountain while explaining (in Spanish, I don't know if they have guides who speak English) how the mine was formed, how salt was extracted and will take you to different nice spots inside the mine, like the water mirrors, a small chapel inside the mine, the love spot, the salt cascade, the whising pond, and even the place where the movie "The 33" starring Antonio Banderas was filmed (this is the story of the the 33 Chilean miners who were trapped in a copper mine in Chile for 69 days. Good movie BTW). It is a very easy walk in and out the mine. You have to go down some rock stairs initially (and up at the end of the tour), but once you are down (about 24 yards) then all is at the same level. This tour can take you between 1 - 1.5 hours. Highly recommended. This is an experience not easily found anywhere.
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.
We first went to Usaquen train station, but it only runs on weekends.So we took 2 buses.We stopped in Zipaquira on the way.Very cute small city.Next we arrived in the beautiful town of Nemocon.It is small and the building style is classic.The mine entry is $24mil.A nice worker takes you on an hour tour showing many great things.I can't spoil the surprises!But then, we took the bus back to Bogota and hit traffic, it took 3 hours! So go early to avoid bad traffic.
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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.
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