The Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá is an architectural monument that must be visited at least once in a lifetime. It is a plan you can miss if you are close to Bogotá and that can be easily done in a day.
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The Cathedral of Salt of Zipaquirá is considered one of the wonders of Colombia and is special, precisely because it is a cathedral made completly of salt more than 180 meters underground. It was built as an architectural competition to transform the salt mine into a monument for the salt miners of this city who worked in terrible conditions.
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In any case, visiting the Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá is an experience that will leave you breathless, and that has much more than you could imagine. Do not think twice and take advantage of this opportunity that you will not regret, while we tell you how to get to the Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá, prices and other information.
To get to Zipaquirá Salt Cathedral from Bogotá, you can take a bus on the North station of Transmilenio to the municipality of Zipaquirá , the ticket costs 5,400 COP and the journey takes approximately 50 minutes, depending on traffic. You can also take a bus from the Transportation Terminal from Bogotá to Zipaquirá . It is important that in both cases you are carefull and ask the driver to leave you as close as possible to go to the Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá , or you can also ask any other passenger.
The bus leaves you at the Zipaquirá Transportation Terminal, but do not worry because the Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá is not far away and you will see signs to go there, so you can perfectly walk .
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But if you want to live, a complete experience since you leave Bogota, you can choose to go aboard a tourist train to Zipaquirá that will take you on a tour through the best landscapes of the Bogotá savannah, while a cultural and gastronomic spectacle unfolds on board of the train.
The tourist train to Zipaquirá departs from the Sabana Station in Bogotá, and has a cost of 58,000 COP for adults, 50,000 COP for adults over 60 and also for children up to 12 years old. The ticket cover transportation to and from Bogotá-Zipaquirá-Cajica-Bogotá It is important that you keep in mind that the train only works on weekends and holidays.
The prices for the entry ticket to the Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá, are diferent for nationals and foreigners. For colombians, prices are COP 34,000 for adults, COP 22,000 for children up to 12 and adults over 60. In contrast, for foreigners the prices are 55,000 COP for adults and 34,000 COP for children and adults over 60 years.
Tthe price of the ticket includes the right to a guide, who handle groups of 15 people. If you do not want to wait or just want to do it on your own you can, but we recommend you take the first option, so you can have details about the history and points of interest of the place.
In the Salt Cathedral of Zipaquira you will find different points of interest such as The Way of the Cross , the church as such, the Medallion of Creation and a Commercial Zone where you can buy handicrafts and souvenirs made of salt.
In addition, inside the cathedral you will find that you can do various activities such as visiting the Salt Theme Park , the Brine Museum , the exterior climbing wall , the Miner's Route , the screening of the Guasá movie in 3D, the Mirror of water and the light show, but you should bear in mind that the entrance ticket does not cover them and you have to pay extra for each of them.
The tour of the Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá lasts about an hour, and unless you have chosen the train as your transport; that already has a stipulated schedule, you can take the free time to know other places of interest of the municipality of Zipaquirá.
If you discover more unique destinations near Bogotá , do not forget to discover the extraordinary Laguna de Guatavita , pass by Villa de Leyva ; Heritage town of Colombia , or even another of the beautiful towns of Boyacá or Santander. And if you are a lover of ecotourism and trekking in Colombia you can not miss the excursion to La Chorrera . But you can also enter the blog and be inspired to travel through Colombia.