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Catedral de Sal, Zipaquira

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Witness one of the most remarkable and unusual religious sites in South America at Catedral de Sal. Located 200 m (656 ft) under ground, this church was carved out of rock inside a salt mine used for over a millennium. Opened in 1995, the architectural wonder attracts thousands of pilgrims and tourists who come to admire the statues, reliefs, and icons made from salt. The cathedral is part of a larger complex called the Salt Park, which includes a museum and numerous designs carved from salt. To visit Catedral de Sal on your holiday in Zipaquira, and find out what else Zipaquira has to offer, use our Zipaquira itinerary builder.
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  • Underground Salt Cathedral a must when visiting bogota. You can take a uber from the city for approx 70,000 peso each way. It's active mine where the church is located and if you have time do the mine...  more »
  • The cathedral and the mine history as an attraction is really nice but the organization charges an overprice for foreigners. More than 50% more expensive then Colombian people tickets. I have been in ...  more »
  • Is really incredible what the engineering Colombian could perform in this mine of salt. On the other hand the care of the guides is good quality, and is recommended to go with clothes comfortable and enough time to appreciate every detail of this wonder.
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  • The English tour is great and the 3D show explains a lot. The light show was more sleepy, but nice to rest. The world biggest cross underground can you find here.
  • definitely worth a visit. They have guided tours going very often in spanish or english. it really is quite the site, with stunning works of art. the only downside is that they do a lot of tours making certain areas a bit crowded.
  • A rather steep 50,000 peso entrance fee for foreigners, but well worth it in the end as the English language guide and hour plus tour are worth the ride out from Bogota. After the tour you are free to explore the mine on your own. The cathedral is a quick walk from where the bus drops you off in town.
  • It is an spectacular place, worth visiting more than once. The structure, the architecture, the feeling is amazing. Beside all that there are souvenir and emerald stores with good prices. The 3D movie explains how this place was build . The only thing I didn't like is that foreigners pay full price COL$50000 (about USD 18) and national Colombians pay about 10 USD. As a Colombian this does not look nice with your foreign friends. If you are Colombian taking friends to the place, go alone to the tickets booth and buy all national passes. :-)
  • Cool, unique, and unusual, but very touristy. Glad I went, but would not go back. Think I would recommend a regular salt mine tour over this place.