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Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá

The first wonder of Colombia is located underground in the town of Zipaquira. It's one of the most popular tourist attractions in the country

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The Salt Cathedral is the most visited Colombian site in the small town of Zipaquira near Bogota. It's a unique church built within the tunnels of a salt mine 200 meters underground. The mine was used by the indigenous people centuries ago.

The cathedral has three naves and a monumental cross. What is more, here you can find one of the biggest crosses in the whole world at 16 meters tall. The impressive architectural design of this Cathedral is enchanting. This underground attraction has received more than 13 million visitors from all around the world.

Visitors can stroll through the dark pathways which are accented by neon lighting. Here you can take a miners tour and learn all about the process of extracting salt from the mines. Inside you can also try Columbian coffee and some traditional food. This cathedral is available all year round and the entrance fee is approximatelly $15 per adult.

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