Catedral de sal de zipaquirá

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Zipaquirá

Wonder of central Colombia

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The territory now occupied by Zipaquirá, a city where Gabriel García Márquez went to school, was an important centre of trade in salt - vital to preserve food - before the arrival of the conquistadors. This mineral, the essence of the town (founded on July 18, 1600), is abundant in the Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá, a religious sanctuary built in an underground salt mine.

What to do in Zipaquirá

Those who come to visit the monument Zipaquirá Salt Cathedral can play right there with a climbing wall. Close to other interesting places like Nemocon Salt Mine found in the neighbouring town of Nemocon; Neusa dam in Cogua.  

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

Descend 180 meters below the surface and find a Catholic church built in the heart of a salt mine is what awaits travellers arriving in Zipaquirá. This town is the Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá, where you can see carved salt sculptures, including a cross 16 feet high that is located behind the main altar

CAN’T-MISS ACTIVITIES

Visiting a theme park with pets and emotions find a climbing wall 17 feet high are some plans for visitors in this city.

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