Built in an old salt mine 300 meters below ground, the Salt Cathedral of Zipaquira is as much a tourist attraction as it is place of worship. it's located about 30 miles north of Bogota, near an important archaeological site, the settlement of El Abra, and was built in the 1990s by expanding existing caves in the mine.
The church has 14 chapels, representing stations of the Cross, three naves and a dome, as well as an emergency generator.
It's part of Salt Park, a larger complex that is home to several other attractions, including the Brine Museum and a mineralogy and mining museum.Places nearby:
Park 93: Recreational and Commercial Park 38 km / 23 mi
Paloqueamao Market: Bogota's Culinary Haven 45 km / 28 mi
Gold Museum (Museo de Oro): Glittering Collection of Pre-Columbian Gold 47 km / 29 mi
Botero Museum: The House of Latin American Art 47 km / 29 mi
Parque Nacional de Chicamocha: Santander's Canyon Amusement Park 239 km / 148 mi