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 »
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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.

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