"Colombians as tourists in their own country" Top 5 Page for this destination Zipaquirá Favorite Tip by richiecdisc
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Fondest memory: It would have been a hot and mostly uphill walk up there and with no real signage for their most famed attraction, we opted for a short taxi ride which in the midday sun was probably not a bad idea. The mine offered cool relief from the heat. It was a lot more ornate than either of us had anticipated with many of the salt sculptures illuminated in colored lights but with such a limited scope of subjects, it grew a bit boring for us after twenty minutes or so. Not so for the Colombians who comprised nearly the entirety of visitors the day we were there. They positively adored the place and I guess being good Catholics were unperturbed by the religious theme that pervaded. As we grew tired of the actual salt cathedral we found ourselves mostly watching the locals so obviously enjoying what for them is a very big attraction. They would go from one depiction of Christ's last days to the next with seeming glee, taking photos in front of each one. We marched along with them and got a good glimpse into Colombians enjoying themselves as tourists in their own country.
Would I go again? Probably not but I'm glad I did as much for the view of the Colombians as for the salt cathedral itself.
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