Mina de Sal de Nemocon, Nemocon

Categories: Caves, Nature & Parks
Inspirock Rating:
4.6/5 based on 180+ reviews on the web
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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  • We really enjoyed our tour of the salt mine. The guide was interesting. Loved the hard hats! The mine is the site for the Chilean mining disaster movie and there were some great photos/memorabilia. We...  read more »
  • Had read an opinion very interesting of a collaborator of TripAdvisor about this place. We decided to take some friends who came to visit us and step know also. The experience was very pleasant, from the entrance an excellent attention feels. The place is very clean and pleasant on the outside, the Museum although small offers an experience of history and tradition that surrounds attendees with stories and data Guide. Inside the mine is very cute, very well equipped and full of typical elements of this place. Best of all was to find me that site had served as a recording of the movie "33" on the rescue of the miners in Chile. It was a tremendous experience to know this site. 100% recommend it.
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  • The salt mine of Nemocón is a place that allows us to know, thanks to the guides, the most interesting features related with salt and the mines from which is extracted. This very well equipped to receive tourists, although it is important to abide by instructions that guides us, since they allow that everyone can enjoy a pleasant journey. I consider it a tour, although short, entertaining and more interesting than the Salt Cathedral, located in Zipaquira. Out of the mine, we travel a road that leads to the top of the mountain where you have a panoramic view of the village of Nemocón and souvenirs made of salt. Mirrors of water, the cascade of salt and the heart of the mountain are spectacular.
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  • Very small in comparison to its cousins Mina de sal zilpaquira. But worth the visit. Very easy to get to. Go to the terminal de transporte by the airport and take a bus to zilpaquira where is a hub for smaller buses (micros) that leave frequently and stop within walking distance. The main appeal of the salt mine is that it was used in the filming of the movie "33" which chronicles the 33 Chilean miners trap a fee years back and the story of their rescue. In addition they have in display a duplicate of the Fenix 2 which was the device used to save the actual miners in Chile. The tour is guided and groups seemed smaller on the day I visited but may vary. I can't imagine would get to the group sizes in zilpaquira. Time spent and a small stroll to the center of town and you may even have time to visit zilpaquira on your way back to Bogota.
  • Amazing underground salt mine. The workers built a salt rock cathedral inside.
  • Incredible
  • Minas subterráneas. Paseo por la sabana
  • They have a good organization for visitors, includes helmet protection to stay in the mine, a guide is included in the price of the entraada and if you want you can indulge in the depths of the mine with massages and salts from the same mine.
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