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Salt Cathedral, Zipaquira
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Witness one of the most remarkable and unusual religious sites in South America at Salt Cathedral. 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 Salt Cathedral on your holiday in Zipaquira, and find out what else Zipaquira has to offer, use our Zipaquira itinerary builder.
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  • The site is located an hour more or less at a time Bogota, can be reached by bus, train or car. The site has a viewpoint and arriving at the site can be the visit to the Cathedral with guide, there are photo gallery and even a film. It is a family plan with partners or friends, you can have lunch at the corner of the square on the second floor
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  • SAMSUNG in October to the Cathedral is interesting architecture, pleasant view the work done by miners. But... a row too long to buy ticket. They say that with plans Guide I never saw only helpers that scream pass through the right side or left side and no longer explanation or tell the story of the Cathedral. Between linda mass but... a father to commune to nearly 100 people only eternal to goes as half an hour watching others receive Holy Communion should be someone who assist him thus speeds up more mass. Take the experience of the mining was the only thing which had Guide and... something interesting is not the best but it is not bad, at least they spoke. Expensive best buy souvenirs in outside. Missing organization yet.
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  • If these along the center of the country visit to the Salt Cathedral is one for unforgivable. We were one day Monday. with uncertainty q would not be open. But if indeed. We could be in this beautiful place. its route is very interesting. they are the stations of the cross. When you get to the bottom. you have several options that depends on your budget. one of these is the miner route recommended for everyone but especially for young people and couples. also you show the history of the Cathedral in 3d.
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