Salt Cathedral of Zipaquira in Bogota, Colombia

Salt Cathedral of Zipaquira in Bogota, Colombia


The Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá is an underground construction 180 meters under the ground that has been carved in salt! It features a limestone and marble floor & is located just over an hour’s drive from the Colombian capital.

In the beginning, the cathedral was built by the workers of a mine as a small chapel where they could worship, they never imagined that over the passage of time, their beautiful little chapel would be transformed into a great & unique cathedral!. When you enter the mine, the first thing that you will no doubt notice is the rather acrid smell of the sulphur, however, as you go deeper underground and the environment gets darker & darker, you forget many of your other senses!

The first part of the underground tour is 386m in length and there are 14 stations that make the Way of , in which Jesus is represented as a pro

The first tranche of underground tour has 386 meters in length, there are the 14 stations of the Via Crucis, in which Jesus is represented on a cross carved in the rock salt of the mine.

After that, the tour took us on to visit a majestic cupola, after the three large naves that represent the birth, life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Finally, you can marvel at the world’s largest underground cross measuring 16 meters high by 10 meters wide.

This magical religious shrine is one visit that you can't afford to miss when visiting Colombia.

Friday, 03 August 2018 14:35