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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  • A place like few in the world! Get off at the Cathedral inside the mountain is a unique experience! If you are in Bogota you must go! Highly recommended! The photos speak for themselves!
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  • I found it very interesting easy access good lighting, unique experience for those who do not know. If it is with the elderly or children stay tuned. Very beautiful halls with play of light that enrich the attraction. It's not that it took inside the cave and ample access on foot from the entrance. Pictures already has many in the comments. But of course get your and remember the experience.
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  • I didn't like anything... it is a very dark place with many crosses that make it look gloomy and in some areas there is a quite unpleasant sulfur smell so not recommend it at all
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  • 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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