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Zipaquira makes a nice daytrip from Bogotá

Zipaquirá is a town with a population of 70 000, situated about 50 km north of Bogotá. Zipaquirá is known for its salt mines and the Salt Cathedral, which attracts many visitor every day. By making tunnels in to the hills west of Zipaquirá the salt has been mined here already since the Muisca period.
If you came to Zipaquirá to visit the Salt Cathedral it is also worth taking a walk in the town. Around the central square there are some colonial buildings and the church looks very nice. There is also an archaeological museum in the town.

  • Last visit to Zipaquirá: Aug 2007
  • Intro Updated Dec 2, 2007
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  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    Dec 11, 2013 at 1:53 AM

    The Salt Cathedral sounds interesting

  • jumpingnorman's Profile Photo
    Feb 10, 2009 at 10:25 AM

    That salt Cathedral is nice...did u also go to the one in Krakow? I wonder if there is any other slat cathdral other than those two? Norman :)

  • Trekki's Profile Photo
    Nov 2, 2008 at 12:22 AM

    Ah, nice to see Zipaquirá again :-) I should have spent more time in the village as well (have only been in the Salt Cathedral). The pottery museum is new to me, sounds interesting!

  • Bwana_Brown's Profile Photo
    Dec 8, 2007 at 11:14 AM

    That must have been an interesting trip into the Salt Cathedral! By now, I think you must have taken a bus to almost everywhere in the world!!

  • SLLiew's Profile Photo
    Dec 6, 2007 at 2:24 PM

    Archaelogy museum - my cup of tea :) Interesting underground church. Thanks for sharing.

  • cbeaujean's Profile Photo
    Sep 2, 2007 at 5:43 AM

    when in zipaquira was a sunny day....we looked for shadow and found it in salt cathedral!

  • dr.firas's Profile Photo
    Aug 19, 2007 at 8:09 AM

    First visitor of this page hail hail

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