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Zipaquira Salt Cathedral

Zipaquira’s attractive Spanish Colonial center, built with the wealth of the massive nearby salt mines, was founded in the 1760s some 50km (31mi) north of the Colombian capital. Today the “City of Salt,” replete with quaint cafes and souvenir ... 

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Zipaquira street

May 2013

View from the roof of a municipal building on our walking tour of Zipaquira.

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Round-trip Independent Rail Tour to Zipaquirá from Bogotá on Scenic Steam Train

Zipaquirá Salt Cathedral and Laguna de Guatavita Day Trip from Bogotá

September 2013

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The walk down from Lake Guatavita was significantly easier than the climb up.

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Zipaquirá Salt Cathedral and Laguna de Guatavita Day Trip from Bogotá

Zipaquirá Salt Cathedral and Laguna de Guatavita Day Trip from Bogotá

September 2013

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Shortly after leaving Bogota we were greeted by amazing views of the Colombian countryside.

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Zipaquirá Salt Cathedral and Laguna de Guatavita Day Trip from Bogotá

Zipaquirá Salt Cathedral and Laguna de Guatavita Day Trip from Bogotá

September 2013

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A salt replica of the Creation of Adam. In the background you can see the world’s largest underground cross, also made of salt.

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Zipaquirá Salt Cathedral and Laguna de Guatavita Day Trip from Bogotá

Train

September 2012

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The train that you can take up to Zipaquira.

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Half-Day Trip to Zipaquirá Salt Cathedral from Bogotá

Miner

September 2012

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Statue of a miner outside the cathedral.

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Half-Day Trip to Zipaquirá Salt Cathedral from Bogotá

Zipaquira

September 2012

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View of the town of Zipaquira.

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Half-Day Trip to Zipaquirá Salt Cathedral from Bogotá

Church

September 2012

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We stopped on the way in a small town to take some pictures of the main square and church (right before it started raining!)

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Half-Day Trip to Zipaquirá Salt Cathedral from Bogotá

Chapel

September 2012

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One of the small individual chapels on the way down to the main cathedral.

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Half-Day Trip to Zipaquirá Salt Cathedral from Bogotá

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