Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira, Zipaquira

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Witness one of the most remarkable and unusual religious sites in South America at Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira. 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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  • Yes, there's a certain magnificence to the cathedral itself and the cavernous salt mine but it's all quite kitsch and garish. No English tour guides so had to rely on the audio tour which rather... 
    Yes, there's a certain magnificence to the cathedral itself and the cavernous salt mine but it's all quite kitsch and garish. No English tour guides so had to rely on the audio tour which rather...  more »
  • Imagine and entire 'city' underground! It was truly spectacular...the years of labour and skill that went into making this cathedral and space is beyond comprehension. You must also try the mine... 
    Imagine and entire 'city' underground! It was truly spectacular...the years of labour and skill that went into making this cathedral and space is beyond comprehension. You must also try the mine...  more »
  • We took a tour early in the morning due the fact it is a whole day event. The traffic is somewhat bad but it is manageable. We did our self guided (in english) option. It was easy, just put the... 
    We took a tour early in the morning due the fact it is a whole day event. The traffic is somewhat bad but it is manageable. We did our self guided (in english) option. It was easy, just put the...  more »
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  • This salt cathedral is the most amazing spot so far in my Colombia travel. The tunnels and cross are just amazing. We are lucky to see a lightning show and a wedding ceremony. I wholeheartedly recommend this place for anyone visiting Colombia. They did change different prices for the local people and foreigners.
  • This is the third time that I've been here but the first time in about 15 years and it sure has changed a lot. It's more commercial or touristy now, for lack of better terms. They practically have a shopping mall down there, which wasn't in the mine before. I probably shouldn't complain since I bought stuff in there, LoL. The "mine" part of it is still good and worth the trip though.
  • No words to describe this incredible experience in my life. How people had the idea to build a cathedral underground. Almost in the end of the visit, start the business of selling everything related the cathedral that in my opinion worth. Second time in Colombia, first time at the capital Bogota , just 1h20m and I can say, YOU MUST TRY.
  • Very unique cathedral located 600ft underground. If you go, take the tour - so much to learn. I paid for the highest package and did not regret it. Expect about 3hrs to complete the cathedral tour. If visiting the area, plan to get there at 8am so you can do all the activities. About 30 dollars allows you to rock climbing, cathedral tour, private experience as a miner, history movie, and tour of the town. A must if in bogota - paid $90 for a private driver from bogota and back.
  • Definitely the best place I have ever been to in my entire life. It was something that I never seen it. If you are a gamer, you might feel like you are in a dungeon that you can get the final weapon or a place to upgrade your classes.

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