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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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William B

May 2013

 View from the roof of a municipal building on our walking tour of Zipaquira. , William B - May 2013

Zipaquira street

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

NIGEL D United Kingdom

October 2014

 Amazing to think only 127 folks built all this in 3yrs , NIGEL D - October 2014

Zipaquirá Cathedral - Bogotá

Amazing to think only 127 folks built all this in 3yrs

Elizabeth W United States of America

October 2013

 Waiting to board the bus after the Salt Cathedral. , Elizabeth W - October 2013

I could do without this trip

Waiting to board the bus after the Salt Cathedral.

Anonymous

September 2013

The walk down from Lake Guatavita was significantly easier than the climb up. - September 2013

Zipaquirá Salt Cathedral and Laguna de Guatavita Day Trip from Bogotá

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

Anonymous

September 2013

Shortly after leaving Bogota we were greeted by amazing views of the Colombian countryside. - September 2013

Zipaquirá Salt Cathedral and Laguna de Guatavita Day Trip from Bogotá

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

Anonymous

September 2013

A manger scene made out of salt. - September 2013

Zipaquirá Salt Cathedral and Laguna de Guatavita Day Trip from Bogotá

A manger scene made out of salt.

Anonymous

September 2013

A salt replica of the Creation of Adam. In the background you can see the world’s largest underground cross, also made of salt. - September 2013

Zipaquirá Salt Cathedral and Laguna de Guatavita Day Trip from Bogotá

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

Anonymous

September 2013

A cross made of salt at the Zipaquira salt cathedral. - September 2013

Zipaquirá Salt Cathedral and Laguna de Guatavita Day Trip from Bogotá

A cross made of salt at the Zipaquira salt cathedral.

Anonymous

September 2013

The surprising mountaintop cauldron of Lake Guatavita - September 2013

Zipaquirá Salt Cathedral and Laguna de Guatavita Day Trip from Bogotá

The surprising mountaintop cauldron of Lake Guatavita

Bandit USA

September 2012

The train that you can take up to Zipaquira., Bandit - September 2012

Train

The train that you can take up to Zipaquira.

Bandit USA

September 2012

View of the main altar., Bandit - September 2012

Main Altar

View of the main altar.

Bandit USA

September 2012

Statue of a miner outside the cathedral., Bandit - September 2012

Miner

Statue of a miner outside the cathedral.

Bandit USA

September 2012

View of the town of Zipaquira., Bandit - September 2012

Zipaquira

View of the town of Zipaquira.

Bandit USA

September 2012

We stopped on the way in a small town to take some pictures of the main square and church (right before it started raining!), Bandit - September 2012

Church

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

Bandit USA

September 2012

One of the small individual chapels on the way down to the main cathedral., Bandit - September 2012

Chapel

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

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