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  • Location: Bogotá, Colombia
  • Duration:  4 hours (approx.)
Take a trip to Zipaquirá Salt Cathedral on this half-day tour from Bogotá! Explore this unique Colombian salt mine with your expert guide and learn about the history of salt cathedrals. This cultural tour is perfect for the whole family!


  • Visit Zipaquirá Salt Cathedral on this half-day tour
  • Admire the magnificent salt cathedral of Zipaquirá
  • Learn about the history of the cathedral and mine from your expert guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included

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What You Can Expect

Half-Day Trip to Zipaquirá Salt Cathedral from Bogotá

Town Square of Zipaquira

Discover the Zipaquirá Salt Cathedral on this tour from Bogotá! After pickup from your hotel, head north to the town of Zipaquirá. Once here, venture into a salt mine located more than 656 feet (200 meters) below the surface and admire this impressive piece of Colombian architecture.

Head into the mountains of Zipaquirá to visit two underground cathedrals carved out of salt. Learn from your expert guide how the salt cathedrals wwere originally built in the salt mine. The 246-foot long (75-meter) Zipaquirá Salt Cathedral first opened in 1954, and was then closed for safety reasons. But in 1991, the structure was rebuilt and 250,000 tons of salt was removed for the re-opening. Explore the dimly lit tunnels of the mine as your guided around the cathedral. Visit the cathedral’s three main sections: the Stations of the Cross, the dome and the three naves. After exploring the salt cathedral, you'll get a chance to walk around the town of Zipaquirá before heading back to your Bogotá hotel.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Angela was a fantastic guide... very knowledgeable and personable. The Cathedral was awesome... rarely in life to you witness a historical site like this being built in our own generation. Plus, Angela really knows and is proud of her country. She made visiting this site not only interesting but inspiring.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Our tour guide was outstanding. She was very warm and personable. Angela was her name and the McKoy family from the United States was very pleased. She took the time to answer all questions using our native English language.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Again, same Tour Guide. David is excellent! so knowledgeable and so patient. This Salt Cathedral left me breathless and honestly I can say is one of the most beautiful site I have ever seen in my life.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This was an absolute delight of a day. Our guide was not only pleasant and very knowledgeable but great company too. The salt Cathedral itself was stunning! Not to be missed when in Bogota.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Very knowledgeable and nice tour guide and driver

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

This tour was amazing, well beyond what was expected. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and provided many interesting facts about this beautiful country. The photographs taken were breathtaking but still don't capture the cathedral. Only suggestion is to have time in the town

United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

A thoroughly enjoyable trip to a fascinating place. The tour guide Luis Eduardo was very knowledgeable and extremely friendly.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Luis was our guide and he was very entertaining and full of historical facts. We enjoyed it very much.

Tulio M
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5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

Great Tour!!!1 The Guide was fantastic!!!!! The Salt Cathedral is unbelievable.....

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2012

My parents and I had a wonderful to to Zipaquira Salt Catheral in October, 2012. Our guide, Claudia Valencia Chaljub, was extremely knowledgeable, prompt in her pick up and return to the hotel, and professional in her tour. She spoke English very well which was helpful to my parents! Thank you!

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