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Zipaquirá Salt Cathedral

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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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  • Learn about the history of the cathedral and salt mine from your guide
  • Family-friendly tour
  • Admission fee to the cathedral is included
  • Round-trip transportation from your hotel is provided
What to Expect
Following pickup at your Bogota hotel, head toward the city of Zipaquirá for this half-day guided tour of the Zipaquirá Salt Cathedral. Located more than 656 feet (200 meters) below the earth’s surface, the underground church is carved into the walls of a salt mine.
Once inside, your guide shares information about the cathedral’s construction and history, which dates back to 1954. The original site was closed for safety reasons, but it reopened in 1991, after an expansion, with builders carving out an additional 250,000 tons of rock for the Catholic church.
Wander the dark tunnels of the site, as well as the church’s three main sections, including the Stations of the Cross, its three naves, and dome.
Before being dropped back to your hotel, explore the city of Zipaquirá.
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Reviewed July 1, 2019

Tour guide was on time, vehicle was comfortable and the guide was friendly and knowledgable. If you have limited time in Bogota it eats a lot of it for just an average tourist destination in my opinion. But if you decide to go, Impulse was...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Leftmid9
IMPULSEstaff, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Impulse Travel, responded to this reviewResponded July 2, 2019

Hello! Thank you for taking the time to write to us! I'm glad to know you had a good experience with the tour guide and the driver. You are correct, the Salt Cathedral experience does take at least half day since it's a town outside...More

Reviewed March 16, 2019 via mobile

Went here with family and a group of friends from my church back home in Philadelphia... One word “wow!” This place is spectacular. Whether you fancy yourself a religious person or not, this is a place that everyone should see at least once.

1  Thank Angiemaglio
Reviewed January 30, 2019

The Salt Cathedral is amazing! We had enjoyed our half day with our fabulous tour guide - Andres, She is informative and attentive, we had a wonderful time with her. She is the best tour guide we had met in Colombia! Thank you Andres! (I...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank timothychau
Reviewed January 6, 2019

A long but interesting walk through the salt mines to reach tha amazing cathedral. Old and younger in the family were excited by this very different journey

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Edward R
Reviewed September 16, 2018

We really enjoyed this tour. There are some attractions I believe really benefit from a guide and this was one of them. Not being religious, it was fascinating to have this explained to us. The cathedral is both spectacular and beautiful. I loved the carvings...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Travellover6128
Kaja T, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Impulse Travel, responded to this reviewResponded November 7, 2018

Hi, Thank you for your comments. We are happy to hear that you had a great time during your tour while you visited the cathedral. You are right, it is a really beautiful place! It was a pleasure to be your hosts in Colombia! Kind...More

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