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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  • You see a lot of religious spaces carved into the mine. Dark, busy, and smells a bit of sulphur. The 15 min film at the end of the tour really glosses over the history of the place, like the genocide ...  more »
  • Truly amazing. Very well designed, perfectly suited for all kinds of tourism. Get there early to avoid crowds and get the best pictures. A quick stroll through Zipaquirá’s small main square is also a ...  more »
  • The salt cathedral is AMAZING. Religious or not, youth cannot help but be impressed by the craftsmanship on display in this salt mine After going through the stations on the cross, you end up in the cathedral far below the surface. They're is a free audio tour that will answer most all of your questions. Disappointingly, the tunnels end with some tourist trap vendors, but if you can push past them, you'll see an incredible art exhibit. Plan several hours to explore this salt mine, which is still in production today.
  • Don't miss the movie at the end where the gift shop is. Great for context and info about the mine. The audio tour doesn't offer much useful information - it's mostly religion based.
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