Zipaquira Salt Cathedral

  • Go 180 meters underground and let yourself be amazed by the first Colombian wonder: a majestic cathedral built inside the bowels of the biggest salt rock reserve on earth

  • Feel the awe of the majesty and authenticity of the only temple built 180 meters underground

  • On this tour you will enter an old salt mine that was adapted to become a cathedral.

  • This is a place where the aboriginal mysticism of muiscas, the catholic symbology and the engineering power have come into one place

  • Learn by our expert guide about this process and the symbology behind the works of art you will see along the tour.

  • At the exit of the cathedral we will head to the colonial village of Zipaquirá. We will walk to the main square, which is surrounded by several buildings that are declared national monuments

In a Nutshell

  • Feel the unique majesty and magic authenticity of the only temple built 180 meters underground: Zipaqurá Salt Cathedral.
  • Enter the depths of the largest salt rock deposit on earth. 
  • Learn the salt production process used since pre-Hispanic times.
  • Visit Zipaquirá’s colonial village and wander through its main square surrounded by old buildings.
  • Make a stop at the local handicraft market to bring back some Colombian souvenirs. 

Price includes

  • Hotel Pick-up and Drop-off.
  • Expert guide in the language of your preference (Spanish, English, Portuguese, Italian, French, German).
  • Salt Cathedral entrance ticket.
  • Depending on bookings you might be in a small group up to 6 people or by yourself.

 

 

Important Information

It is possible to bundle this tour with Guatavita Lake or the Bogotá City Tour.

Please read our cancellation policy.


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Departure time:
8:30am / 2:00pm

Duration:
5 Hours

* Travelers:
Is your group bigger than 9?

Price Per Person $160.00
Total Price $160.00


Go 180 meters underground and let yourself be amazed by a world-class Colombian wonder: a majestic cathedral built inside the depths of the biggest salt rock reserve on earth. Zipaquirá Salt Cathedral deserves every piece of its fame. It's a place where the mysticism of Muiscas, Catholic symbology and engineering power have come together in one location to guide its visitors on a magical tour through tunnels and vaults of impressive sizes.

This splendid work of engineering and art was opened to the public in 1995. On this tour, you will enter an old salt mine that was adapted to become a cathedral. Here, the materials found underground have been manipulated by artists and sculptors, and with some help of amazing lighting effects, those things have given birth to an original interpretation of Catholic symbols. Learn from an expert guide about this process and the symbology behind the works of art you will see on tour.

Upon exiting, we will head to the Colonial Village of Zipaquirá. We will walk through the main square, which is surrounded by several buildings that are declared national monuments. We will have time to taste the delicious baked goods of the region, and we will have a stop at the local handicraft market.


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