A cathedral inside a salt mine? Discover the unusual architecture of this unique church on this trip to Zipaquirá, just an hour from Bogota.
Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá Tour
After meeting at the agreed time at the meeting point, we'll head north of Bogota for approximately 60 minutes, until we reach the town of Zipaquirá.
As soon as we arrive, we'll visit the famous Salt Cathedral; a religious temple built within a salt mine. Inside you'll be able to admire the various sculptures and crosses made from salt as well as the marble elements that complete the collection. This truly is a unique church!
As we visit the Salt Cathedral, with a temperature that does not rise above 59 degrees Fahrenheit (15 degrees Celcius), you'll also discover some of its most notable features such as the choir, the Stations of the Cross and the water mirrors, plus you'll find out the history of how this temple was built. In 2007 it was named as the first of the Seven Wonders of Colombia due to its incredible adaptation to the geology of the area.
After we've seen this incredible cathedral, we'll head to the historic centre of Zipaquirá, with its Santísima Trinidad Cathedral (more traditionally built from stone and not salt) and its picturesque colonial-style buildings.
Once we've explored the beautiful town, we'll start our trip back to Bogota. On the journey, you'll be able to enjoy the wonderful scenery of the Bogota Savanna- the perfect way to end an excellent trip!
This tour includes a driver that will pick you up from the meeting point in Bogota and take you to the cathedral. However, the tour of the Salt Cathedral will be enjoyed with an audioguide.
The tour of the Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá will leave Bogota from two meeting points, you can choose which one suits you the best:
- Outside the notary office (Notaría Primera) in the Candelaria neighbourhood, at 8 am. If you choose this option, we'll finish the tour in the same place at around 3 pm.
- By the La 93 Park (Parque La 93), at 9 am. With this option, we'll finish the tour in the same place at around 2:30 pm.
- This tour includes a live guide in English and Spanish, as well as an audio guide to the cathedral in English, Spanish, German, Mandarin Chinese, Portuguese, French and Italian.
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Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá Tour
Per personUS$ 60
* A reservation for one person will include a supplement.
5 - 6h.
This is a bilingual (English/Spanish) guided tour.
Transport in an air conditioned vehicle.
Audio guide in the Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá.
Entrance to the Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá.
Visit to the centre of Zipaquirá.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
You can book up to 2 days before (Bogotá local time) if there are still places available.
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).