Visit the Zipaquirá Cathedral

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Duration: 7 hours

Departs: Bogota, Bogota

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Visit the first Wonder of Colombia. The Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá.

For a long time, the indigenous people obtained salt from Zipaquirá.
This material allowed them to exchange for gold, food, feathers, etc. This trade changed the world of the natives and gave them access to many riches, which attracted the first Spaniards to settle.

With the arrival of the 19th century, came the method of salt extraction by means of machines. The miners have always been very devoted so they had a space to pray. Later this space expanded. In 1995 the underground cathedral reopened its doors with many more spaces, sculpture and monumentality.

Learn about the Colombian culture, also of the native inhabitants and visit this monument that is one of the most important in the country, also try delicious typical food.

What's Included

Air-conditioned vehicle

Bottled water

Entrance to the Zipaquirá Cathedral and audio guide

Sweets from different regions of Colombia

What's Not Included



Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 2
  • CHILD: Age: 3 - 10
  • YOUTH: Age: 11 - 17
  • ADULT: Age: 18 - 65
  • SENIOR: Age: 66 - 75

Additional Info

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • It is not recommended for people with health problems and leg injuries.
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Transportation options are wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • All areas and surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries
  • Regular hand disinfection, antibacterial gel and wet towels for disinfection.
  • Service animals allowed
  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira
The Salt Cathedral is one of the most important architectural works in Colombia. It is a tribute of the miners to the Virgin and to God.
Initially they had an area to pray in their excavations, then it was expanded and sites were built to pray. It was until 1995, the year the new Cathedral was opened. It is built inside a mountain, it is all underground and represents the appreciation of the miners of each station of the viacrusis and the magnificence of God: It also has a very impressive and unique interior dome, sculptures and religious representations. It also has a water mirror and interactive rooms to learn about the inhabitants of the area and the extraction of salt. It also has places to buy souvenirs.

1 hours • Admission Ticket Included

Plaza de los Comuneros
The plaza is in the center of Zipaquirá, adorned by colonial houses and the Diocesan Cathedral. The architecture will be appreciated and some words of the native inhabitants of the area (the Muiscas) will be known.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

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