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Nemocón Salt Mines (Mina de Sal Nemocón) Tours and Activities

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Nemocón Salt Mines (Mina de Sal Nemocón)
Founded by Spanish settlers in 1537, the town of Nemocón in Colombia earned fame for its highly productive salt mine. Between 1816 and 1968, some 8 million tons of alt were extracted from the mine via a process of collecting water from the salt spring in clay vessels and allowing the liquid to evaporate.

The mine’s tunnels and chambers have been preserved, allowing visitors to learn about the history of Colombia’s salt mining industry while take in the spectacular saline formations. Attractions inside the mines include a 3,527-pound (1,600-kilogram) salt crystal carved into a heart shape and a cascade of salt. A small church within the salt mines hosts Catholic mass each Sunday.

Visitors wishing to learn more about the history and importance of salt in Colombia can visit the Salt Museum, located in one of Nemocón's oldest buildings.

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The Nemocón Salt Mines are located 40 miles (64 kilometers) northeast of Bogota.
Address: Cundinamarca, Columbia, Colombia
Admission: Varies
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Private Nemocón Salt Mine Tour

Private Nemocón Salt Mine Tour

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Explore the Salt Mine of Nemocón on this day trip from Bogota. Located in Nemocón, a small town north of the city, it’s a complex of tunnels that reaches more than 1 mile (1.6 kilometers) in length and 263 feet (80 meters) deep. There, take a guided tour and learn about the history of the mine and about the historical significance of salt production.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$146.00
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US$146.00
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Half-Day Trip to the Salt Mine of Nemocón Including Lunch (Private tour)

Half-Day Trip to the Salt Mine of Nemocón Including Lunch (Private tour)

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Discover the Colombian ‘underground’ during this excursion to the salt mine of Nemocón. Get a sense for the life of a salt miner working 196 feet (60 meters) beneath the ground as you learn about the history of the ancient industry. You’ll also visit the filming location for "Los 33" and enjoy an included lunch.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$80.00
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US$80.00
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Private tour to the Salt Mine of Nemocón and Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá

Private tour to the Salt Mine of Nemocón and Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá

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Enjoy 2 wonders underground; the first, a mystical and amazing place, the Mina de Sal de Nemocón and the only underground cathedral in the world, the first wonder of Colombia, the Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá. Starting from your place of lodging you will be transferred to Nemocón where 80 meters underground you will find the second largest salt mine in Colombia with more than 500 years of history to know the process of salt production used since pre-Hispanic times and enjoy 1,600 meters amazing tunnels and cameras, with spectacular attractions such as the salt waterfall, the well of desires and the brine mirrors, among others. Then you will be transferred to Zipaquirá, a municipality declared a historical and cultural heritage where you will enjoy a typical lunch of the region and descend 180 meters underground through tunnels with stops representing the Stations of the Cross, you will reach the second most impressive place on the planet, the Salt Cathedral
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$153.00
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US$153.00
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Private tour to the Salt Mine of Nemocon

Private tour to the Salt Mine of Nemocon

Colombia Tours and Travel takes you to enjoy with our tour ALL INCLUDED a natural wonder that surprises for its architecture in the depths of the earth, where you will meet "The Heart of Colombia", a crystal of salt in the shape of a heart, considered the largest of the world. The tour starts from your place of lodging in Bogota and you will be transferred to the municipality of Nemocón, where the Salt Mine is located 80 meters underground. Upon entering the second largest salt mine in Colombia with more than 500 years of history, you will learn about the process of salt production used since pre-Hispanic times and enjoy amazing 1,600 meters of tunnels and cameras, with spectacular attractions such as the waterfall salt with more than 80 years old, the well of desires, the brine mirrors and its spectacular lighting effects. At the end of the tour through the Salt Mine you will be transferred to Zipaquirá to enjoy a delicious lunch typical of the region.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$117.87
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Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá

Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá

bilingual guide, private transportation, in this tour you can know the surroundings of Bogota, we will have more time available if the client needs it
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
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US$128.00
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US$128.00
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Zipa-Nemocón: Underground fascination

Zipa-Nemocón: Underground fascination

Visit in one day two milestones in Colombia below the surface: the Salt Cathedral and the mines of Nemocón. Just 34 miles away from Bogotá explore mirrors of water that reflect the patterns made by lighting inside a cave with hundreds of years and galleries filled with colors and history, then go to the heart of the mountain where awaits the only underground church in the world, located in what constitutes a monumental work of engineering, architecture, and design.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$136.54
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US$136.54
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Nemocón Salt Mine

Nemocón Salt Mine

In this wonderful tour we will enjoy the landscapes of the savanna of Bogotá and appreciate one of the most architecturally preserved villages. In Las Minas de Sal de Nemocón we can see an immaculately preserved collection of tunnels and chambers of an old salt mine. Nemocón itself is a beautiful colonial town and a worthy destination in itself for a walk and snack after visiting it. Nemocón has become an additional attraction thanks to the filming of the movie the 33, which relate the facts of the miners of Chile who were buried in a mine in 2010.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$59.00
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US$59.00
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Tour to the Salt Mines in Nemocon and Andrés Carne De Res (Private Tour)

Tour to the Salt Mines in Nemocon and Andrés Carne De Res (Private Tour)

Enjoy your afternoon and evening visiting two of the most famous places in Colombia. Discover the architectural profile of the Nemocon Salt Mine, one of the underground wonders where salt is produced at 196 feet (60 m) below the surface of the earth. Later we leave to feel the rhythm of Colombian music in Andrés Carne de Res in Chía, eating and enjoying dishes of the typical Colombian cuisine and shaking your body to the rhythm of the music.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$87.00
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US$87.00
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Tour to Guatavita Lake and Salt Mines in Nemocon (Private Tour)

Tour to Guatavita Lake and Salt Mines in Nemocon (Private Tour)

Escape the bustle of Bogotá and explore the legendary and sacred Guatavita Lake during a two-hour tour through the ecological reserve listening to the history of the legend of "El Dorado" and the culture of the Muisca indigenous community accompanied by local guides. Also, visit the town of Guatavita and enjoy its architecture. Then let’s live like a real miner at the Nemocon Salt mines and let yourself be amazed by its beautiful underground landscapes
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$127.00
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US$127.00
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Shared Trip to the Salt Mine of Nemocón

Shared Trip to the Salt Mine of Nemocón

Go 60 m underground and experience what is to be on a salt-miner. Discover the history of salt in the authentic Salt Mine of Nemocón with its impressive mirror of brine and the heart of Colombia. Be amazed with 2 of the most beautiful places in the savanna of Bogotá; discover the colonial town of Nemocón and its Salt Mine located at 65 km from Bogotá. Starting time is at 8:30 a.m. at your accommodation in Bogotá. During our drive to Nemocón, enjoy the beautiful landscape. Once we arrive to the town, we’ll leave you with a bilingual guide, who will take you through the tunnels of the salt mine. Get an incredible experience of what its like to be a salt-miner; descend 60 meters underground and learn about history of salt and the way to extract it. See the heart of Colombia, marvel at the mirrors of brine with its stunning optical effect and take a look at the movie set of “Los 33” where the movie about the trapped miners of Chile was filmed.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$60.00
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The Salt Route: Nemocón Salt Mines and Zipaquirá Salt Cathedral from Bogota

The Salt Route: Nemocón Salt Mines and Zipaquirá Salt Cathedral from Bogota

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Visit the Nemocón Salt Mines and the Zipaquirá Salt Cathedral on a full-day tour from Bogota that goes deep underground to explore the world of Colombian salt mining. Combining the two destinations gives you a more in-depth look at the work—and artwork—that’s shaped Colombia’s salt mines, where you’ll find a surreal landscape of salt mirrors, natural formations, and sculpture.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$168.00
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US$168.00
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Private half day tour to Nemocon Salt Cathedral and village

Private half day tour to Nemocon Salt Cathedral and village

Take a private tour to visit Colombia´s salt capital any day of the week with bilingual private guide. Nemocon and its colonial heritage will captivate your senses as you walk around phenomenal architectural sceneries meeting friendly locals baking tasty treats. But just wait until you get to the salt mine, where you will be able to learn the salt production process employed since pre-hispanic ages as you explore around 1,600 meters of tunnels and chambers with particular light effects that will most probably amaze you.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$99.00
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Nemocon Salt Mine Tour from Bogota (2 Options or Only Transport)

Nemocon Salt Mine Tour from Bogota (2 Options or Only Transport)

Enjoy a hassle-free visit to the Nemocon Salt Mine. Walk-through the bowels of the earth and be a salt miner for a day in the first salt mine ever exploited in Colombia—an outstanding subterranean tourist attraction 500 years-old. Hear in-depth commentary from a savvy guide that lets you in on its enthralling history. Gaze at the captivating carving of the caves and lots of fascinating attractions within the mine, such as the world’s biggest underground brine mirror, a natural history museum with dinosaur fossils, 28 saturation tanks, an 80-year-old salt waterfall, the wishing well, dedicated chambers, a geology room and many more! ✓ Enjoy the flexibility of choosing from 2 tour options thoroughly-designed to meet your interests and needs.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$65.00
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US$65.00
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