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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  • As Colombians say - this is First Colombian wonder. And it’s really mind blowing underground construction. Allow around 3 h to have relax walk with audio guide (included in price, which now is 59000.....  more »
  • Just as I stated above, these caves and tunnels are simply amazing on their own, but add in the lighting, and this attraction becomes so much more than tunnels, it becomes a work of art and a labor...  more »
  • An absolute wonder. Very rarely do you get to see what a deep mine looks like, let alone one that has been converted into a church. Well worth the day trip from Bogota. The main hall is incredible and the size of the chambers are amazing. Also there is a free English walking tour which we recommend as they tell you all about it. Like anywhere the shops are tacky but watching the movie they have inside that is free and understanding that you are in only one small part makes it even more amazing. One of the best things we did in Colombia.
  • At the entrance, you will receive an electronic tour guide which will lead you on your way down and help you. The final room with the main cross is quite impressive. The antique shop at the top is very cool and has fun items. Carved in a salt mine, this unique subterranean cathedral offers guided tours & a souvenir shop.
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