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. 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: 3 hours