Catedral De Sal De Zipaquirá

Catedral De Sal De Zipaquirá

Catedral De Sal De Zipaquirá
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:40 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:40 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:40 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:40 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:40 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:40 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:40 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:40 PM
About
Beautiful completely carved in Salt Cathedral is unique in its kind and presents visitors a majesty unparalleled. 180 meters underground lies a place away from everyday life invites reflection, self-discovery and inner encounter with the spiritual part.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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  • aussietravelingthere
    Port Douglas, Australia31 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    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.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 18 April 2023
  • ped_anip
    Reykjavik, Iceland34 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 28 April 2023
  • Bala R
    United States2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 26 July 2023
  • Jasmine38Chichester UK
    Chichester, United Kingdom1,953 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    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.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 31 January 2024
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Jasmine38Chichester UK
Chichester, UK1,953 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
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 31 January 2024
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crazygunny66
Lima, Peru70 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
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 1 December 2023
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Leigh-Traveler2015
Birmingham, AL1,259 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
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 30 November 2023
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Tajsc
London, UK8 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
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 23 November 2023
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Rosa G
12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
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 15 November 2023
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Lourdes T
3 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Although you get a barcode when you purchase this ticket, you can’t use it to get in but have to switch to a QR. There is no indication or sign to that so we went straight to make the line to get in just to be told to go back to ticket center to obtain the QR code and make the line again to wait for the next groups. (We had waited 15 mins already).

The experience once you get in is pretty cool.
Written 25 August 2023
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Thomas_KKK
Aalborg, Denmark38 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
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 21 August 2023
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jcardonapr
Rincon, Puerto Rico92 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
Out of this world visit. Amazing experience. The guide was excellent. We spend 4 hours below at 150 mts seeing and experience the visit. One of my best ecotourism ever. Recommended 200 %.
Written 2 August 2023
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Carlo A
16 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
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 27 July 2023
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Bala R
United States2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Solo
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 26 July 2023
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