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.
After pickup from your hotel, head out of Bogotá to the nearby town of Zipaquirá, home of the Zipaquirá Salt Cathedral, in private transportation. Descend more than 650 feet (200 meters) below the surface of the earth and admire this impressive piece of Colombian architecture. Learn from your bilingual guide how the salt cathedral began along a 24 foot (75 meter) section of the mine in 1954 before being closed for safety reasons. After a full refurbishment and expansion, the Zipaquirá Salt Cathedral was reopened in 1991. Highlights include the stations of the cross, the dome, and the three naves all carved out of the salty walls and ceiling of the abandoned salt mine. Return above ground and walk around the mountain town of Zipaquirá before transferring back to your Bogotá hotel.