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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Catedral de Sal Tours
Half-Day Guided Tour of Zipaquirá Salt Cathedral from Bogotá BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $95
Duration: 5 hours
Zipaquirá Tour Including The Salt Cathedral, Independence Square and The Main Squares BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $72
Duration: 6 hours
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Catedral de Sal Reviews
qu'elle beauté ce site vous commencer par suivre un magnifique chemin de croix qui je l'avoue ne vous parle que si vous avez un excellent guide comme nous avons eut la chance de rencontrer lors de not... more »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
Mi destino favorito es Colombia y me enamoré de Zipaquirá. Está ubicada cerca de Bogotá por lo cual Zipaquirá se les presta para una escapada y alejarse del bullicio de Bogotá. El interés turístico po... more »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.
Visite este destino y me sorprendio muchisimo... es un lugar de visita obligada si se va a la capital colombiana... A aproximadamente una hora de viaje de Bogota la catedral de sal es uno de esos luga... more »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
Salt mine and Catholic Cathedral. Good tour in both Spanish and English. Very popular. Great view of Zipiguera.
Turning a salt mine into a place of all and wonder while glorifying our Lord is very difficult to understand unless you're right in the mines what if carved-out areas of worship. You're about a hundred feet down and you already start feeling what it was like to be one of the early miners. No doubt that these people suffered greatly. So, a tribute to their generations of hard work and the value and importance that they put on their faith is amazing. You need time to go through the space we made it in an hour and 30 minutes but truly it's a three-hour Adventure. Oh, be careful coming back up you're going to be breathing through your gills by the time you get up top.
Awesome place! your infrastructure it's so original, when you're inside, all around you are compound by Halite (Sodium chloride NaCl) and all inside of it its realized with a lot of details. Also their idea it's so original because is the unique church inside of land surface. The better is that you can do a many plans there and have a differents packages for enjoy of all attractions there. Highly recommended!
Great place! Really unusual experience, I haven´t seen anything similar before. You can book different tours, the only thing I didn´t like is the fact that foreigners have substantially higher entrance fee than Colombian nationals, unfortunately, there are lot´s of places like that in the whole Latin America. I don´t understand this, foreigner doesn´t mean automatically rich...
It's amazing experience and you could learn more about religious and mining culture!
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