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Salt cathedral of Zipaquirá, Colombia, the salty church ⛪: a perfect daytrip from Bogotá 🇨🇴
Religion in Colombia is very important. The impressive salt cathedral of Zipaquirá, Colombia, the salty church is a perfect daytrip from Bogotá, the capital of Colombia. 2 weeks in Colombia? When backpacking Colombia, you will definitely pass through Bogotá. In my travel blog I tell you more about how to get to this salty church in the town of Zipaquirá. In the salt mines they have built an underground cathedral ⛏. Very impressive!
Zipaquirá is a nice place to wonder around for a couple of hours, grab a lunch and a coffee and visit the main church at the square ☕.
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The Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá ⛰⛪
The salt cathedral of Zipaquirá, in Spanish Catedral de Sal de Zipaquirá, is an underground cathedral built in de salt mines. The walls are really salty in this church. The cathedral has one main church, the biggest one, but this will be the last one that you encounter. Walking to this main church you will walk across smaller chapels in the salt mines that are all hand carved in the salt mine. These little chapels tell about the life and the way of sorrows of Jesus Christ ✝.
The entrance fee to the Salt Cathedral
The entrance fee for the cathedral is 57.000COP per person, that is €16 or US$18 💸. This includes and electronic audio tour, that is quite nice because otherwise the chapels and cathedral do make a lot less sense. If you want to make a whole daytrip out of it, you can expand your ticket with other activities such as climbing at a climbing wall. There are a lot of official staff people around the ticket booth that give you reliable information about the other activities and the prices.
The town of Zipaquirá - Zipa ✌
It’s a small but nice village. It is visited by a lot of tourists and you can find a lot of restaurants, shops and coffee shops here. There is a chill vibe in the streets and at the main square. Make sure to wander around the little city for a bit. The colonial buildings are amazing.
The ‘normal’ church of Zipaquirá: Iglesia Zipaquirá
When you are in Zipaquirá you should also take a peek at (and into) the church at the main square of Zipaquirá: Iglesia Zipaquirá. Totally different than the salt church of course, but definitely worthwhile visiting!