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Zipaquira Salt Cathedral (Catedral de Sal) Tours

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Zipaquira Salt Cathedral (Catedral de Sal)
This spacious cathedral is carved into a warren of salt mines 600 feet (183 mt) below the ground. Venture into the Salt Cathedral to see chapels and altars carved directly into solid rock, learn about the mine’s history, and see intricate statues in chapels representing the Stations of the Cross.
 
The Basics

The Salt Cathedral, located in the Salt Park (Parque de la Sal) began as a small altar where miners prayed before proceeding further underground and is now a working place of worship that holds services on Sundays. The naves, altars, sculptures, and architectural elements are illuminated by colorful lights and the space is outfitted with pews and chandeliers. The cathedral is a popular attraction of day trips from Bogotá to the charming colonial-era town of Zipaquirá.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • The Salt Cathedral is popular with travelers interested in architecture and history.
  • Pre-book tickets online.
  • Temperatures below ground can be cooler than at the surface, so bring an extra layer of clothing.
  • While the Salt Cathedral is technically wheelchair and stroller accessible, the ground is bumpy and may be hard to navigate.

How to Get There
The Salt Cathedral is located in Zipaquirá, in the Salt Park (Parque de la Sal), on the corner of Calle 1 and Carrera 6. To reach Zipaquirá from Bogotá, take a bus from the Portal del Norte bus station to Zipaquirá Terminal de Transporte. And walk the half mile to the Salt Park. Alternatively, you can hire a taxi from Bogotá, book a tour that includes transportation, or ride the Turistren (see below).

When to Get There
The Zipaquirá Salt Cathedral is open daily all year round from morning until evening. On Sunday, many Bogotá locals make the trip for Catholic services.
 
Taking the Turistren to Zipaquira
On holidays and weekends, you can reach Zipaquirá on the Turistren, refurbished early 20th-century trains that run along a sightseeing route. It’s a slow ride, and takes nearly three hours to reach Zipaquirá station from Bogotá: you’ll continue past Zipaquirá to Cajicá Station before looping back towards the city. Some tours of the Salt Cathedral include transportation to and from Cajicá Station.
Address: Parque De La Sal, Zipaquirá, Cundinamarca, Colombia
Admission: Varies
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Zipaquira Salt Cathedral Admission Ticket

Zipaquira Salt Cathedral Admission Ticket

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Plan ahead with a prepaid ticket to  Zipaquira Salt Cathedral. This popular attraction features a light show, guided tours of the underground cathedral, a theme park, and a 3-D movie. Ticket valid anytime during opening hours.
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During your trip to Bogotá, Colombia visit with our ALL INCLUSIVE tour the first wonder of Colombia, the Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá.The tour starts from a place of lodging in Bogotá and you will be transferred to Zipaquirá, a town declared a historical and cultural heritage of Colombia for its colonial architecture and a place full of the history of our indigenous ancestors, where the Salt Cathedral is located.Upon entering you will live a unique experience, descending 180 meters underground through the tunnels with different stops that represent the Stations of the Cross, you will reach the only underground temple in the world and the second most impressive place on the planet.At the end of the tour of the Cathedral of Sal, optionally you can enjoy the colonial beauty of Zipaquirá, making a short tour of its historic center and before returning to Bogota, you will be delighted with a typical Colombian lunch.
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