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  1. Colombia
  2. Cundinamarca
  3. Bogotá
  4. Day Trips

From Bogotá: Zipaquirá Salt Cathedral Guided Tour

Product ID: 73802
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Discover a cathedral made of salt 180 meters underground on a guided tour of the Zipaquirá Salt Cathedral. Then, visit the colonial town of Zipaquirá on a day trip from Bogotá.
About this activity
Duration 5 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, German, Portuguese

Pick-up service

Pick-up from your hotel.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Feel the awe and majesty of the underground Zipaqurá Salt Cathedral
  • Enter the depths of the largest salt rock deposit on earth
  • Learn how salt has been processed since pre-Hispanic times
  • Visit the colonial village of Zipaquirá and stroll through the main square
  • Stop at a local handicraft market
Full description
Following pick-up from your hotel in Bogotá, journey to the Zipaquirá Salt Cathedral and experience one of the finest achievements of Colombian architecture. Built inside the depths of the biggest salt rock reserve on earth, Zipaquirá Salt Cathedral is mystical place where the pre-Columbian Muisca culture, environment and religious patrimony combine.

This splendid work of art and engineering opened to the public in 1995. Enter an old salt mine that has been adapted to function as a cathedral, and marvel at the icons, ornaments and architectural details hand carved in the halite rock by various artists and sculptors. Be mesmerized by the amazing lighting effects that illuminate original interpretations of Catholic symbols, and learn about the system of symbols behind these works of art from your guide.

Then, exit the salt mine and go to the colonial village of Zipaquirá to take a walk through the main square. See the historic buildings that are national monuments throughout Colombia. Get some free time to taste the delicious baked goods of the region and visit the local handicraft market before you return to Bogotá.
Includes
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Guide in your preferred language (Spanish, English, Portuguese, French or German)
  • Entry ticket to the Zipaquirá Salt Cathedral
What’s Not Included
  • Meals and drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Optional activity costs

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Know before you go
• It is possible to combine this tour with a visit to Guatavita Lake or a city tour of Bogotá
• If you want to add a stop to take a lunch at Andres Carne de Res Chia (at own expense), you can select the add-on "Stop at Andres Carne de Res Chia" in the Tour options
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.9 / 5
based on 20 reviews
Review summary
Service
4.8/5
Organization
4.7/5
Value for money
4.1/5
Safety
4.7/5

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