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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.

Zipaquirá Cathedral - Bogotá

October 2014

NIGEL D
United Kingdom

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

I could do without this trip

October 2013

Waiting to board the bus after the Salt Cathedral.

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.

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.

Zipaquirá Salt Cathedral and Laguna de Guatavita Day Trip from Bogotá

September 2013

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A manger scene made out of salt.

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.

Zipaquirá Salt Cathedral and Laguna de Guatavita Day Trip from Bogotá

September 2013

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A cross made of salt at the Zipaquira salt cathedral.

Zipaquirá Salt Cathedral and Laguna de Guatavita Day Trip from Bogotá

September 2013

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The surprising mountaintop cauldron of Lake Guatavita

Train

September 2012

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USA

The train that you can take up to Zipaquira.

Main Altar

September 2012

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USA

View of the main altar.

Miner

September 2012

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USA

Statue of a miner outside the cathedral.

Zipaquira

September 2012

Bandit
USA

View of the town of Zipaquira.

Church

September 2012

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USA

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

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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