Zipaquira's underground Salt Cathedral half day trip from Bogota

Zipaquira's underground Salt Cathedral half day trip from Bogota

The Zipaquirá Salt Cathedral is not like other churches. Descend hundreds of feet underground to explore this unique creation which was carved into the walls and ceiling of an abandoned salt mine. Explore the dimly lit tunnels along wide pathways as a bilingual guide explains the history and significance of the Zipaquirá Salt Cathedral. This half-day cultural tour is perfect for the whole family.

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Stop At: Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira, Carrera 6 Calle 1 Parque De La Sal, Zipaquira Colombia

Go 180 meters underground and let yourself be amazed by Zipaquirá’s Salt Cathedral; a majestic cathedral built inside of the largest salt-rock deposit on earth. Here you'll see the how Catholic symbology and contemporary engineering converged in the construction of a gigantic temple.

With materials from this former salt mine and using lighting effects, sculptors created innovative interpretations of the Catholic Via Crucis that you will be able to see throughout the cathedral. Here you will learn about the creative process and the symbology behind the sculptures. You will also see salt formations and the vestiges of previous salt mining activity.

Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Zipaquira, Zipaquira, Cundinamarca Department

After exiting the cathedral, you will head to the colonial village of Zipaquirá, famous for its various buildings that were declared national monuments. Here you will walk through the main square, and have time to taste the delicious baked goods of the region.

Duration: 1 hour

Informacion Adicional
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"Changes on the tour may occur due to external factors. These changes will be notified to you with anticipation."
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"No heart problems or other serious medical conditions"
"We recommend wearing comfortable clothes and shoes as you'll need to walk on some uneven terrain."
"This tour includes insurance. Please send Passport number by the time of booking to make the insurance effective"
"Most travelers can participate"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers"

Duración: 5 Hours
Lugar de comienzo: Traveler pickup is offered
Pick up service from Bogotá Hotels/Accommodations. Please enter your pick up details.

Cancelaciones y devoluciones: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Bilingual guide in your language of preference (English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French)
  • Salt Cathedral entry ticket
  • Insurance
  • Entry/Admission - Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira

No Incluye

  • Optional tips and gratuities
  • Food and beverages
  • Personal expenses


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