Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira, Zipaquira

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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  • Very nice, very repetitive the theme of the crosses could be another type of art with children is not recommended the very long journey
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  • I just want to comment that I bought handicrafts and coming to my country started to melt. When you buy it, they don't warn you anything and they're not that cheap. That disappointed me.
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  • Experience that takes nothing away from Disney or Universal, is optional but I would have regretted not having taken it. The whole experience is amazing, they initially give you a helmet, the expert guide very prepared and with excellent humor, explains the activities always adding with rascality, a dose of fear to make the experience even more intense and then gives you a small talk motivation, all this for a minimum additional price. In this unparalleled experience many fears are overcome: claustrophobia, fear of darkness, the unknown, etc., there are tunnels where nothing is seen however do not allow you to light the lanterns of the helmets to feel in your own flesh what a miner feels , you can take photos and videos!,
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  • The cathedral is very interesting in it's concept. Huge salt mine in deep cave. First rooms you enter are mysterious and main hall is magnificent. But market area really spoils all the atmosphere. Worth visiting if you are in Bogota.
  • This famous cathedral is underground in a geologically stable former salt mine. The stations of the Cross and the Narthex display amazing stone cutting. All representations of the symbols of faith are figurative. You will enjoy and be amazed by this spectacular work underground. Temperature is pleasant.
  • Fascinating place and great photo ops. The ride from Bogota was interesting too. I highly recommend this activity. I’m not particularly religious, but I loved it.
  • The first part of the cathedral is really. It has a very unique way of showing the 14 stages of the cross. Definitely do the audio tour since it gives a lot of insight on this and the rest of the cathedral. After all the impressive stuff you come in the commercial area and what a shame is that. The 3D movie is interesting but so much of the commercial area seems like a bad cash grab, to the point that they constructed some sort of village with all kinds of shops, not fitting the underground atmosphere at all. It's sad to see something so beautiful commercialised so badly, it's almost as bad as Amsterdam in that remark.
  • Simply amazing. You must visit this place once in your life. You truly feel the presence of the Holy Spirit
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