Salt Cathedral of Zipaquira
48 km away from the capital, we will find the Salt Cathedral of ZipaquirÃ¡, “First tourist wonder of Colombia”, a great work of engineering and religious art, carved in the bowels of the earth, at the end of a large salt mine, 180 meters. of depth.130 million years ago there was an inland sea that dried up due to the weather conditions at that time, leaving large deposits of salt. The region was inhabited by indigenous communities in pre-Hispanic times: the Muiscas stood out as a community dedicated to the cultivation of corn and the extraction of salt obtained from springs and sharp rocks in the open sky.The large salt dome measures one kilometer in circumference and 2000 meters deep and is divided into 4 levels. The first stage of the journey begins at the first level called GuasÃ¡, with the Stations of the Cross, then continues to the intermediate level called PotosÃ. The second stage is the dome that represents paradise and the nardex that represents purgatory. Then continue descending to the third level where the Cathedral is located. This is the third and final stage of the visit. Everything is carved into the rock in this huge complex of tunnels. The fourth level called Subsabana, is closed to the public because the large active brine wells are located there.Undoubtedly, the Salt Cathedral of Zipaquira is one of the tourist destinations to recommend. Note that it includes transfers to and from Bogota (by private transport). This place can be visited in 4 hours. Prepare your camera, take a bottle of water and wear comfortable shoes, because once inside Salt Cathedral you’ll probably walk a lot.On this tour you will visit theÂ Salt Cathedral of ZipaquirÃ¡,Â one of Latin Americaâ€™s wonders, Â which has been built inside a salt mine 180 mts under the mountainÂ´s surface. After a short car ride from Bogota, (50 kms aprox) we will be ready to go under the earthâ€™s surface to find this magnificent work of engineering andÂ the beautiful artistic collection of salt and sand rock sculptures in a quiet religious environment.
Then you will visit the quaint town of ZipaquirÃ¡, whose beautiful colonial buildings are considered to be National Monuments.
At the end of the tour you will be dropped off at your hotel or at a convenient place within the urban area.
Transfers from and to your hotel
Information provided in the language of your choice (Spanish, english or portuguese)