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Salt mines and the Cathedral

130 million years ago there was an inland sea that dried up due to the weather conditions at that time, leaving large deposits of salt. The region was inhabited by indigenous communities in pre-Hispanic times: the Muiscas stood out as a community dedicated to the cultivation of corn and the extraction of salt obtained from springs and sharp rocks in the open sky.The large salt dome measures one kilometer in circumference and 2000 meters deep and is divided into 4 levels. The first stage of the journey begins at the first level called Guasá, with the Stations of the Cross, then continues to the intermediate level called Potosí. The second stage is the dome that represents paradise and the Nartex that represents purgatory. Then continue descending to the third level where the Cathedral is located. This is the third and final stage of the visit. Everything is carved into the rock in this huge complex of tunnels. The fourth level called Subsabana, is closed to the public because the large active brine wells are located there.Undoubtedly, the Salt Cathedral of Zipaquira is one of the tourist destinations to recommend. Prepare your camera, take a bottle of water and wear comfortable shoes, because once inside Salt Cathedral you’ll probably walk a lot.

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