"A Decided Colombian Experience: Zipaquira" Top 5 Page for this destination Zipaquirá by richiecdisc

Zipaquirá Travel Guide: 58 reviews and 173 photos

Zipaquira is an unremarkable but surely authentic Colombian town a couple hours north of Bogota. Few would visit it if not for its “famed” salt cathedral that draws surely more Colombian tourists as those hailing from outside the country. That's okay, it is for this very reason you should perhaps go. It is a great chance to see Colombians enjoying their own country in a very natural setting. If you can combine this with a trip to sights further north, it is certainly a worthwhile stopover.

For big fans of salt carvings, you would have to say it's a must see even as a day trip.

  • Last visit to Zipaquirá: Jan 2010
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Nov 1, 2010 at 1:23 AM

    Nice little page & good photos. It's funny how I'm so amazed of those blue sky when the autumn hit Europe :D

  • Aug 31, 2010 at 10:31 PM

    are you one of those dodgy people who takes photos in museums even when you arent meant to? lol. i am ;)

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    Aug 14, 2010 at 11:37 PM

    Lovely photos from the salt catedral! I enjoyed my visit to Zipaquira three years ago, even if it took some time to go there from Bogotá and back!

  • DoreenDe's Profile Photo
    Aug 10, 2010 at 1:04 AM

    I had forgotten that the cathedral on the square was so pretty...nice picture :)

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  • mircaskirca's Profile Photo
    Aug 7, 2010 at 1:25 PM

    Only third ;) Yes, it would make more sense to do it on the way to Vila de Leyva. But same as you, I only made a day trip from Bogotá. Excellent pictures, great idea to bring the tripod. It wasn't that difficult to get to Salt Cathedral by walking ;)

  • toonsarah's Profile Photo
    Aug 7, 2010 at 11:18 AM

    Interesting to read about your salt mine visit so soon after my experience in Wieliczka. Your photos have come out very well - the tripod certainly paid dividends :-)

  • Trekki's Profile Photo
    Aug 7, 2010 at 12:37 AM

    Ah first :-) So you've been there :-) I was also wondering (ages ago) if this might be too much or just fun to watch:-) Glad that you were also in town, which I didn't manage. And now I want to hear about that 15 hours bus trip :-)


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