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Skip the Line: Zipaquira Salt Cathedral Admission Ticket
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Skip the Line: Zipaquira Salt Cathedral Admission Ticket

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  • Professional guide or audio-guide
  • Wifi
  • Salmuera Museum
  • Train to exit
  • Water mirror
  • Walk footprints salt
  • Nucuma 3D short film
  • Mapping projection
  • Archaeological Museum entrance fee
  • Entry/Admission - Catedral De Sal De Zipaquirá
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
What's not included
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off


  • Wheelchair accessible
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  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Minimum age is 4 years

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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Itinerary
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  • 1
    Catedral De Sal De Zipaquira
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
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  • 2
    Plaza Ceremonial del Minero
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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  • Catedral De Sal De Zipaquirá
    4,915
    Zipaquira, Colombia
  • Jasmine38Chichester
    0 contributions
    Overall worth a visit although the stations of the cross were a disappointment
    Impressive place but the stations of the cross were disappointing. We were expecting carved figures in salt or sandstone but basically each station was represented by carved crosses in different positions with a very 'modern art' type explanation. As the tickets were quite expensive at 20 USD, my husband and I were rather underwhelmed. However, it did get better after the 14 stations with a lovely Chapel and some proper carvings, including a nativity scene. There was also an excellent sound and light show on the half hour centred on the main Chapel and cross. There are a number of other types of attractions in the 'commercial' area for which you have to pay extra and we didn't bother. There are also numerous shops and eateries. An impressive set up given how you are underground and in an old mine. To exit you board a tram which takes you back to the entrance but nobody told us this and we spent quite some time trying to locate the exit as the signage is pretty poor. Lastly, to note that you do not have to join a tour for your visit and they are only conducted in Spanish. We were provided with an audio and were able to wander at leisure.
    Written January 31, 2024
  • crazygunny66
    0 contributions
    Bello lugar
    What a beautiful place. Especially now that they have shops inside. Place has certainly changed for the better and the place is really clean.
    Written December 1, 2023
  • Leigh-Traveler2015
    0 contributions
    Interesting
    This was interesting, but a very long drive from Bogota. It was my least favorite attraction on my recent trip to Columbia. Group tours took way too much time at each station, with an exhausting overload of photos- blocking everyone else from seeing and enjoying the attraction. Crowd control would help.
    Written November 30, 2023
  • Rosa G
    0 contributions
    Beautiful!
    Such a beautiful place! If you think about how they did it, and in salt! It is truly amazing and a work of art you just can’t miss. Shopping is pretty cheap considering we’re you are.
    Written November 15, 2023
  • 937balar
    0 contributions
    Abstract design depicting Jesus crusification
    Interesting site, self guided audio tour provided with the ticket. There are 3 types of tickets, Basic, standard and premium. Basic only entrance to cathedral. Standard allows visit + city bus tour. Premium provides additional miner experience where I believe you can go bit deeper. From Bogota you can take a Uber directly or go to Portal Norte bus terminal to catch bus. From bus stand you can walk to this place.
    Written July 26, 2023
  • larryschwartz2012
    0 contributions
    Beautiful Cathedral - Amazing Craftsmanship
    My girlfriend and I showed up early on a Saturday (9:30am), and there was no line to go inside. We took the tour and were impressed by the stories and craftsmanship. After the tour we enjoyed trying to find out way out which actually found us waling in a few circles. I am not religious and this was much more fun than I imagined, and I am glad we came.
    Written June 26, 2023
  • JMSA0801
    0 contributions
    May not be as interesting as it appears on pictures
    Very bad place. It is sort of interesting, but it was very crowded, expensive and the lines to enter the place were huge. It even rained while waiting there and we got wet. Be careful inside the caves because the soil may be to slippery. I wouldn't recommend this site ever.
    Written June 18, 2023
  • ped_anip
    0 contributions
    Subterranean wonder. A must visit
    Marta was a good guide. She shared with us interesting stories about the construction of the cathedral and the importance of the salt and the cathedral for the locals. The cathedral is a subterranean wonder, with a Via Sacra, many spacious areas with relevant details, three main aisles and many souvenir shops. it takes minimum 2h inside: 1h tour and 1h by yourself. There are many shows you can add on, i would recommend to watch Nucuma.
    Written April 28, 2023
  • aussietravelingthere
    0 contributions
    Natural Lake & Salt Cathedral Day Trip
    City Bus Day Tour - combination Lake & Salt Cathedral. The tour was well organised & the guides were very good for English language tourists As I wanted to see both attractions I chose this tour. The Lake history & legends were interesting. The walk is up & down to the rim, an effort is required, the track is rough in some parts. The Salt Cathedral is an amazing man made feat of engineering. And if you are religious you will love the experience. A long day but well worth it. You buy your own lunch, either at a chosen eatery of Colombian food or where you decided. The large restaurant was fast service, big & boisterous but ensure you check your bill. Mine had incorrect prices & items. It was corrected.
    Written April 18, 2023
  • Excursion14544908810
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    Ricardo is the best driver in Bogota.
    Dear all, I just got back from visiting Bogota, Colombia and I can't stop thinking about my tour of the Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira. My trip was complete with a wonderful driver - Ricardo. He and I had a great day!! Between my broken Spanish, his broken English and lots of charades, we had a great time talking. The Cathedral is a remarkable place to visit. But no visit is complete without going to Andres Carnes de Res for lunch or dinner. It is the wildest restaurant in Bogota!
    Written March 27, 2023
  • phicox
    0 contributions
    Repurposed Salt Mine
    Salt mines repurposed as an underground cathedral. Totally unlike coal or slate mines in Wales, there’s an amazing sense of space in the caverns that have been transformed into the stations of the cross and other sanctified areas - they can even do weddings down there with the bride being delivered quite close, but the groom having to run the full gauntlet of religious significance!
    Written March 12, 2023
  • TravelerTrecker
    0 contributions
    Impressive and very original Cathedral!
    The Cathedral is actually very nice and impressive! I visited the first Cathedral more than 20 years ago. The old one was small and somewhat simple and was closed time ago. This is the new cathedral. You have to buy a ticket that for Colombian standards is somewhat expensive although similar to what you pay in the US for similar and impressive sites as well. Locals pay less than foreigners (like in many other countries around the world). If you speak Spanish, you have to follow an official guide. Tour guides don't go inside; you have to follow the official guides. If you don't speak Spanish, an audio guide will be given to you. The audio guide is fine. I speak Spanish. the guide was informative but like with any other tour guides the visit was somewhat fast and there was not time to enjoy all sites. The via dolorosa is beautiful; the cathedral and the altar and the cross are very impressive. The lateral chapels are nice. It has an auditorium where you cab watch an informative movie on the construction of the Cathedral and the interesting process of salt mining. Pay attention the sculpture of the Archangel Gabriel and the very colorful, nice sculpture that is inspired in the central part of the Sistine Chapel roof. After finishing the tour, we were on our own. This was much better. We went back to the via dolorosa and visited again the chapels and the main altar. You can also explore the multiple hallways and stairs. It is very easy to walk through the Cathedral, lighting is actually very good; there are some places that smell like sulfur depending on the concentration of salt in the walls and roof. I actually like the visit very much! I cannot give a 5 score to the Cathedral of Salt in Zipaquira despite of how impressive is; it has some "Walt Disney" features that do not match with the Cathedral. These features include many underground shops that should be outside; these shops make the Cathedral to look like a big underground mall. There is an area with several, tasteless puppets covered with native dresses. They have an exhibit on Tutankhamun which is obviously out of place. The informative movie is introduced by a robot with an English name. The video in the Cathedral shows lions, elephants, tigers, and other animals that do not exist in Colombia! The place looks like a Walt Disney site. I hope they correct this as the Cathedral is impressive; making the Cathedral more Colombian, more authentic is very important as the site will be more memorable! I recommend the visit; just be prepared to see some features that are out of place. We arrive by car from Bogota (1-2 hours drive depending on traffic). Parking is spacious and and there are many places where to park. Lines to buy the tickets were not long and they move fast. There is a line to go inside the Cathedral; it looks long but it moves very fast. The Cathedral is cold but you don't feel uncomfortable. It is very easy to visit. The floor is smooth. I saw handicapped people visiting the site without problems.
    Written March 12, 2023
  • Ken Q
    0 contributions
    Fascinating
    We enjoyed a day trip from Bogota and found the underground cathedral to be well worth the visit for the day.
    Written February 25, 2023
  • juliansN2798MC
    0 contributions
    Zipaquira
    I went with my girlfriend the last year. It is near the hotel Camino of Sal, nice and magic place for two days. We went to the Catedral, there were many people, there are places for all. There are different season to pray and meet. It is a place to walk and love architecture. In Zipaquira people can enjoy the great restaurants and coffe bar. Also, see monuments and diferents experiences. Wonderful place, the weather was very nice.
    Written February 23, 2023
  • Kevin S
    0 contributions
    Well worth the trip
    Separate pricing for Colombia nationals and foreigners, quite expensive at $20 per person. But well worth the money. The features of the early stages, the Stations of the Cross, became a bit repetitive, bit the main Cathedral and side Chambers were truly spectacular. Join a guided tour or take your own pace with an audio guide. Uneven walking mostly with some steps, and quite a long stroll but at a relaxed pace. Get on a train at the end to go up a tunnel and back into open air roads to the entrance point. Optional tours to mining areas wearing hard hats available. Excellent few hours.
    Written February 9, 2023
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FoodieChefDina
Mexico City, Mexico4,459 contributions
Jan 2020
Underground manmade tunnels that lead you to the main underground salt walls structure that make up a cathedral, with crosses along the corridor forming a via cruxis and colored lights playing with the shadows, sculpted angels as guardians of the cathedral, a beautiful huge tree of life also sculpted on the salt wall.

The space is overwhelming, a lot of walking, many steps, and dark spaces. They have audio explaining the structure, and the history of the salt mine and how it became a cathedral. Very safe walking space, very well planned, as is the outside area were you will find a few shops and places to eat.

There is a cinema underground too.
Written February 24, 2020
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Alessandra R
Bogota, Colombia137 contributions
The Cathedral itself is a impressive attraction full of history as each station has audio about the story behind it. In general de images are similar, but designed/colored differently, with different meanings.
At the end, still inside it, there is some stores selling souvenirs.
The return is done by train, that will take you back to the main entrance.
One of the lowlights I want to highlight is that there is information about a “guarderia” for dogs, in case you have one as they cannot join the Cathedral. The problem with it is that it’s not really a “guarderia”, it’s a couple of cages, very small, where your pet would stay locked while you take the visit, which can take 2h. We unfortunately had to leave our dog there, although we didn’t like, but I don’t recommend taking your pet with you there as you will need to leave him/her locked.
There was also nobody taking care of the place, that was also hidden behind the restaurants.
Written January 14, 2021
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Thomas_KKK
Aalborg, Denmark35 contributions
Aug 2023
The cathedral and varies depictions leading down were a very interesting experience, and the contrast from going underground after having been to Monserate a few days earlier adds to the experience.

It is a unique place, and the audiobook is a must for non-Spanish speakers. You are lead down in big groups with a Spanish guide, and me and English-speaking couple realized that if we stayed “between groups” you get the least crowded and noisy experience. And the noise and crowds are a shame. There are not any decorum and reverence among the visitors, which includes plenty of selfiesticks, barking dogs and children running around.

At in the end is a massive (also underground) commercial district with numerous shops, cafés and snack stores. Some extra artwork is dotting around this area, and there are toilets as well.

3 1/2 out of 5 stars.
Written August 21, 2023
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Lauren T
Edmonton, Canada49 contributions
Feb 2020
Beautifully constructed cathedral in salt mines. Good audio support for the tour. Suggest that you hire a private driver rather than do a group tour - we spent an extra 2 hours picking up and dropping off others on the tour in Bogata so made for a long trip. Stop in the town of Zipaquira - beautiful, traditional square and church.
Written February 13, 2020
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Giulia & Matthias
Frankfurt, Germany65 contributions
The catedral the sal is truly an impressive and beautiful place. We did not take a guide but they gave us audio guides which was fine aswell as you can go with your own speed.

The halls, the undergeound buildings in there were spectacular and we can definitely recommend it (even if you have nothing to do with christianity).
Written February 13, 2022
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Carlo A
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Terrible. If you take it for what it is I guess it’s fine it’s a nice salt mine conditioned as a cathedral. Period. 1 hour walk, take some pictures, then go somewhere else. Definitely go with the basic passport, we made the mistake of purchasing the Standard, it was a complete waste of time and money. In recent years they tried to add more “attractions” but all of them are awful.

The worst offender is probably the “City Tour” outside the mine, part of the standard passport. Awful driver, drives a few blocks across some ugly streets playing a recording in Spanish and probably the worst english I’ve ever heard in my life. After 5 minutes he literally dropped us at a restaurant, and never came back. We had to walk back to get the cars.

On a general note, directions, visitor help and basic signage are almost non-existent. Good luck trying to find all the “attractions”. I could barely find the bathrooms.
Written July 27, 2023
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Tajsc
London, UK8 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
I was underwhelmed but it depends on what you are going for. It is a one hour tour of a salt mine. If you are religious, there is a story about christ, however it has no real historical connection to the mine itself. If you are not religious, it is just a mine with some lighting on c.20 crosses. No offence intended. The tour is in Spanish, and your only other option is the audio guide. In terms of travel you can get an uber round trip from bogota for less than 150,000 col peso. Entrance fee is 97,000 per person. Personally, I would do this over a tour, unless you speak spanish. The town of zipaquira is lovely and historical with some nice small restaurants. Personally I would much rather have spent my whole day there, but that is just a matter of personal opinion.
Written November 23, 2023
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JDlovestoviajar
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic125 contributions
We did private tour on Sunday afternoon. We departed around 1:10pm from Centro Andino and with a bit of traffic arrives around 2:30. We opted for private tour and we wanted to go at our own pace. My husband and I are both bigger and between elevation and Being overweight I didn’t want to worry about by being “those” people. The tour wasn’t difficult. We were also with our 12 year old son who suffers from ADHD but he was really into it! It was about 90 minute leisurely pace down to the cathedral. There was plenty of room ( height and width). My husband is 6’5 and only had to duck when went into tunnels because the were cool but you don’t have to.

We did take train back up which was worth it. Get to the train 10-15 min before departure as they do fill up

After our guide took us to local but tourist places for meats and potatoes. $26 best meal we had!

The return to city on Sunday night was long. Over 2 hours but we got back tired and full of yummy steak and pork!
Written October 3, 2022
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Gloriawpai
Sao Paulo, SP1,548 contributions
Aug 2022 • Couples
The Cathedral is quite impressive. We walked about 2 kms underground following a guide. To arrive there, we did on our own, getting a microbus at Portal Norte Transmilenio. This microbus are taken on the right hand side outside of the bus terminal. The ticket cost 6000 pesos colombianos. Then you get off right before getting inside the city and walk about 30 minutes to reach the entrance. Then you get an entrance ticket to visit the Cathedral.
Written August 26, 2022
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jkim3
Hollywood, FL214 contributions
Many different reviews written here. All very personal. We rented the audii guide. Bring your earphone so you can free your hands. My parents who are in their 70s didnt listen to the audio and they were very impressed. For me, after 3-4 crosses, they looked the same until the dome and you go down to the cathedral. We checked out a couple of stores and bought some souvenior. I know some think it is tourist trap. Only thing that bothered me was the long wait to get out. This was Monday and there werent a lot of people. We didnt wait to get in but we waited more than 30 min just to get out.
Written July 18, 2022
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