Salt Cathedral of Zipaquira Day Tour + Optional Lunch

Join us on this trip to Zipaquirá to explore the depth of an amazing cathedral carved out of an enormous salt mine!


7 hours

Tour Type

Private Tour

Guaranteed departure




Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá Tour: A salt temple which is also a bridge for our roots and history. That’s what you’ll find when visiting the popular Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá.

Come with us to this day trip and leave Bogotá city to wander around this Colombian architectural wonder. First you need to know it is the only underground Catholic church in the world. Once there, learn about the salt production process and its significance. Afterward, stop in the town of Zipaquirá where you can enjoy lunch (included if chosen) and walk around its main square.

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  • A full day trip away from the city rush
  • A guided tour around the main halls at the salt mine
  • Historical landmarks of the construction of the holy place and its religious symbolism
  • A brief lesson on Colombian ancestral history of the Zipa empire
  • A walk around Zipaquira town

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The Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá is one of the top tourist locations in Colombia. Candidate to be one of the Wonders of the World and one of Colombia’s architectural wonders, the Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá is the only underground catholic temple in the world.

Ever been to an underground church? Now it is your chance!

Start your day early. Our guide will pick you at your hotel. He and the driver will take you across Bogotá for over than an hour to the first destination: the salt depths of Zipaquira. You will be guided through its salty halls filled with catholic symbolism and you will learn their curious history. Did you know an old salt empire once stood here?

Join us on this tour to learn about the history of the region surrounding Zipaquirá and the enormous undertaking that building the cathedral meant. The Salt Cathedral is just our contact point with an older, deeper story!

Delve into the depths of this salt mine made cathedral and marvel at this temple carved out of salt, filled to the brim with the symbols of Christendom.

After exploring the mine and discover its fascinating links to the past, jump to Zipaquira town. Sightseeing the town of Zipaquirá and walk around it.. Then, sit down for a local lunch (included if chosen) before taking the ride back to Bogotá.

Enjoy a full day tour and have an experience immersed in mixtures of everything: landscapes, history, ecosystems, culture and beliefs. Just don’t miss it.


  • Gran Colombia Tours Guide
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Guided visit of the Salt Cathedral
  • Lunch (optional) - Menu of the day available at the restaurant
  • All risk insurance
  • Breakfast
  • Extra purchase

Additional Information

🟡 Be aware this tour is walking

🟡 Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

🟡 If you have a layover in Bogotá, please select the airport as a pick-up point for the layover tour

🟡 Weather might be cool inside and out the mine so, bring a light jacket

🟡 Don’t forget your camera

🟡 Bring comfortable shoes and water

🟡 Keep hydrating constantly and use sunscreen

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