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Address: Carrera 6 calle 1, Zipaquira 250252, Colombia
Phone Number: 594 5959
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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A contender for the eighth wonder of the world, this underground cathedral...

A contender for the eighth wonder of the world, this underground cathedral is being chiseled out of a former salt mine.

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Half-Day Guided Tour of Zipaquirá Salt Cathedral from Bogotá
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Full Day Tour to the Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá and the Lagoon of Guatavita

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The cathedral itself is a unique and beautiful work of architecture. There's a section of shops (inside). The light show is short and relaxing and the 3D movie is very... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Panama City, Panama
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

For foreign visitors the cathedral costs 50,000 cop which was the most expensive attraction we visited during our two week stay and by far the most distinctly average. Despite paying around double for entrance we were not offered an English language tour so left our tour pretty quickly given that our Spanish wasn't up to scratch. Architecturally the cathedral is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The cathedral itself is a unique and beautiful work of architecture. There's a section of shops (inside). The light show is short and relaxing and the 3D movie is very interesting. It is very important to take the guided tour if you don't want to miss all the symbolism in the architecture. A very nice day trip from Bogota. Recommend... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Quite amazing, you tour it with a mine guide. The 15 min 3D movie is very explicit and amusing. The light show is OK. The salt mine is very interesting, it's Colombia's #1 tourist destination. Worth the visit!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Salt Cathedral is just about history. A place to relax that bring emotions of joy and happiness.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The tour last a few hours and is a bit pricy but is competently worth it. It has amazing views and is very unique and interesting.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Salt Cathedral is definitely a unique experience. The colored lights by the different crosses were beautiful and I was very impressed that they managed to built something like this underground. A pretty cool experience that's not that far outside Bogota.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

An old salt mine made into a tourist attraction. Many beautifully, colorful lit halls, small and large. At some times a bit corny, but worth visiting. Especially the main cathedral halls are amazing. Includes a sub-terrain tourist "shopping mall" for all your souvenirs.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a Cathedral so yes, the tour does have a religious content to it, but I was impressed by the mines, the huge caves and cravings and I loved the little shops inside it, I bought very nice salt sculptures and lamps at very reasonable prices, the town is quiet and very typical, it was a half day excursion... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walking down into this maze of tunnels and thinking the work required to achieve this is unbelievable. The lighting is superb, highly organized at the beginning but left to wander back at your leisure. Finishes with a large cave shopping mall, food, souvenirs etc, interesting in it self. You can taste the salt on the walls. One of the most... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was boring and a waste of time and money for our tour group. If you are catholic, or a miner, this is worth visiting. Otherwise, it is a underground mine with lots of crosses. It gets a bit boring after having seen 3... further, a biioig shopping area, trying to make even more money. It is also irritating that... More 

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