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The Town of Impressive Salt Cathedral

Zipaquirá is an attractive mountain town with more than 70.000 people, located 49 km north of Bogotá. Its main square, Plaza de los Comuneros, is surrounded by beautiful old Spanish colonial style buildings with their typical balconies, Palacio Municipal, Catedral Diocesana and Casa de Gobierno. The town has great bakeries. But Zipaquirá is mostly know for its enormous underground Salt Cathedral, a church built out of a salt mine, which is certainly one of the must-see sights around Bogotá.

  • Last visit to Zipaquirá: Dec 2008
  • Intro Updated Feb 5, 2009
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  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Dec 10, 2009 at 3:23 PM

    What a great idea for making use of an old salt mine!

  • toonsarah's Profile Photo
    Jun 21, 2009 at 12:06 PM

    Wow that cathedral looks stunning! And like you I love exploring litle streets like these and just seeing what's round the next corner. If it turned out to be a place serving such great tropical fruit juice I'd be vey happy:-)

  • richiecdisc's Profile Photo
    May 28, 2009 at 12:50 PM

    Even without the salt cathedral this place looks lovely. Ok, ok...it's the half liter juice and yucca bread I'm after. ;)

  • pikuu's Profile Photo
    Apr 21, 2009 at 3:25 AM

    Salt cathedral, "walking the streets without any particular plan" - Zipaquira looks like great relax destination. In Poland we've got also similar monument to the Salt Cathedral (Wieliczka).

  • Feb 22, 2009 at 10:19 PM

    what an interesting place this appears to be! especially that salt cathedral!

  • Bwana_Brown's Profile Photo
    Feb 12, 2009 at 3:56 PM

    The underground Salt Cathedral looks like quite an interesting place to visit! A lot better than the salt (potash) mine I worked at in Carlsbad, New Mexico last summer. I bet that tropical fruit drink went down well too!

  • SapineKuu's Profile Photo
    Feb 12, 2009 at 1:46 PM

    The Yuca bread sounds interesting. Is that the same yuca folk keep as a house plant?

  • lariska's Profile Photo
    Feb 9, 2009 at 5:12 AM

    Mirica, ti pohajaèka... lepo... komaj èakam, da poveš še kaj v živo....

  • MalenaN's Profile Photo
    Feb 7, 2009 at 4:28 AM

    The salt cathedral is an interesting place to visit and I also enjoyed my visit to Zipaquira! The juice at Santillana looks yummy!

  • gildapaolina's Profile Photo
    Feb 5, 2009 at 9:53 AM

    The Salt Cathedral is really an unique place to visit, but have to confess my great taste for Santillana too :)

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