///Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá

Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá

Imbedded in a beautiful savannah in the center of the country, we find the town of Zipaquirá, the authentic village of salt.

It is located at an altitude of 2650 meters above sea level and about an hour by car from Bogota. Its proximity to the capital gives it a certain importance in the educational, historical and tourist cultural field.

Even from its origins, they came to the Indians of Nemocón, Tocancipá and Gachancipá, for the precious “white gold” as it was known to salt

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[vc_row equal_height=”yes” content_placement=”middle”][vc_column][vc_column_text]In the morning we will leave the city of Bogota through the north in direction to Zipaquirá where the Salt Cathedral is located. It is considered to be the first wonder of Colombia and the only one of its kind in America.

For this experience we have the option to travel in our private tourism vehicle or if it is Saturday, Sunday or holiday we can travel in the typical train of the savannah.

During the tour we will be able to observe the colorful savannah of Bogota, decorated with its multiple crops and green mountains and if the route is made by train, we will also be able to see the old train stations which were the forced passage of  merchandise as well as travelers towards the capital. With modernity these old train stations have entered into disuse.

Once in the cathedral, carved inside an immense saline dome, we will descend about 33 meters in a walk of 2 kilometers, along which we will see the viacrucis with its 14 stations carved in the old salt extraction galleries, the dome and the 3 imposing naves that conform the cathedral, to reach a maximum depth of 180 meters below ground in relation to the tip of the mountain.

On Sundays the Holy Mass is celebrated at noon in the chapel of the Virgen de Guasá, protector of the miners, located to one side of the cathedral. In the afternoon we will return to Bogotá in our private tourism vehicle by the train, that passes through the towns of Cajicá and La Caro.

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Type of trip

Culture, Nature

Zone of Colombia

Cold Andes

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