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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  • We took a private taxi from our hotel to the salt cathedral and it took about 7+ hours to do the whole tour. It was. 90 minute taxi ride from La Candelaria to the cathedral. Our taxi driver stopped... 
    We took a private taxi from our hotel to the salt cathedral and it took about 7+ hours to do the whole tour. It was. 90 minute taxi ride from La Candelaria to the cathedral. Our taxi driver stopped...  more »
  • Very good unique. Cathedral is in the underground portion of the salt mine. Fairly dark down there. Well organized and felt comfortable to walk. They have several stations. Unique. Good to visit... 
    Very good unique. Cathedral is in the underground portion of the salt mine. Fairly dark down there. Well organized and felt comfortable to walk. They have several stations. Unique. Good to visit...  more »
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  • This place is amazing! Definitely take a bottle of water because you will be walking a lot. There are a couple of cafeterias and a spa. You can buy a lot of salt souvenirs there and they accept credit cards. The tour guides are very knowledgeable and friendly. I really recommend the tour where they take you mining salt, for me it was the best part of the trip.
  • Amazing Place! I never thought it would be such an amazing and unique place! The destination name is totally wrong, it doesn't describe what it really is! Salt Cathedral makes me think of just another church make out of salt or such, but boy i was wrong! It is an underground Salt mines development that is as huge as a city! it is not just a simple cathedral, it is an HUGE underground development!!! This is a MUST visit in Colombia! it is like visiting the Pyramids in Egypt! It is that magnitude but all underground at around 180 meters below surface, so it is mind blowing! and pictures cannot describe it!

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