Catedral de Sal, Zipaquira

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. Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Zipaquira using our trip planner.
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  • She beauty this site first you follow a beautiful way of the cross, which I admit not talking to you if you have an excellent guide as we have had the chance to meet during our stay thanks again to Carlos Segura then arrive you in a first chapel and then the discovery of the three naves of the Cathedral; go to the bottom of the shop area to find out the water mirror and reassembled by the stairs
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  • My favorite destination is Colombia and I fell in love with Zipaquirá. It is located near Bogota by which Zipaquira is given for a break and get away from the hustle and bustle of Bogotá. The tourist interest by the Salt Cathedral is the main, but the city itself is a delight, a small relaxed, causing you to buy an ice cream, sit in the plaza and relax. In Zipaquira should remember to visit Central Cultural House of the Nobel Gabriel García Márquez. So remember the entrance is free and you will receive great attention of the personnel who will tell you the path of García Márquez and they will respond to any questions.
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  • Visit this destination and I was surprised a lot... is a must-see place if you are going to the Colombian capital... Approximately an hour ride from Bogota the Salt Cathedral is one of those unique places in the world
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  • The description says "Catholic Church"... I rather have something like A Salt Mine with a Church build 180mts below the surface. It's a great "park" sort of an.amusement park with plenty of activities for children and adults alike. The entrance to the mine with its access tunnels was used to portray the different stages of the "passion of the Christ" although no pictures or sculptures of Jesus are shown in these stages. It's mostly croses and lights. One of the main attractions is to be inside a huge salt mine... see the structure and the size ... An added bonus is the religious motives that can be found. There are stores inside the mine where you can find local gem stones like emeralds. (Make sure you know a real stone from a fake one) There's also restrooms and coffee shops..
  • I loved this place. It's amazing to see and the air is spectacular in the cathedral. Make sure you bring some good walking shoes as you will be hiking up and down pathways. It's a very peaceful place to visit and get out of the hustle and bustle of Bogota, the trip is relatively short, and very worth it.
  • Oh my goodness!!! This place blew my mind away and im not even Catholic nor Christian. The intricate details, detailed tours, extras like the light show, 3d museum, mines exhibition make it all worthwhile. The entry fee of 50k pesos includes a guided tour in either English or Spanish but I felt bummed that I couldn't keep the ticket as a souvenir for that price. You literally get a crash course in chemistry, geology and Christian religious knowledge here. It was one of my favorite parts of my trip. Be warned, it's a bit on the outskirts of town so it's harder to get to but there are cabs that do go there.
  • I took an Uber from Bogota up to Zipaquira but there are also many tour companies that include the trip there in their pricing. I loved everything about this experience minus the fact that they charge you extra for being a foreigner. The cathedral itself was stunning and surreal. There’s a few areas where the ceilings are really high and it makes it a truly unique experience.
  • We took the tourist train from Bogota which includes a shuttle bus up to the Catedral. We didn't have time to wait for the English tour, so we went with the Spanish one but soon let it move forward so we could have time to enjoy the Catedral without crowds of people. The Cathedral is very impressive, clever lighting that sets off the carvings well.
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