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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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  • Spectacular! An excellent plan to make family, friends, couples, etc. Its architecture is divine, a cathedral in another world, considered to be one of the 7 Wonders of Colombian, I advise you to purchase tickets directly on the site, well if they acquire them in the tourist train of the savanna it get more expensive and finally gives the same because the tour is free.
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  • I recently stayed in Bogota for 6 nights. My last full day there, I took the trip out to Zipaquira and had a fantastic time. Zipaquira is roughly 30 miles outside the city, I was adventurous and took ...  more »
  • I liked that can be dogs; do not let them enter the Cathedral but behind the baths located before entering the mine, there is a nursery to let them, it's worth $5000 out and it is to help a foundation of furry. Because talking about the attraction I think that signaling, there are no maps to guide you, light show is not of this world, I think that for those who are not Catholics there is no attractive greater, there that think about attracting more diverse people. The site is clean, there are parking lots; that Yes, there is that prepare to walk uphill. The tour lasts about hour and half, it stretches if you enter other attractions. There are guides always eager to cooperate, restaurants.
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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.