Travel Blogs from Zipaquira, Colombia

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Giron, Barichara, Villa de Leyva, Bogota, Giron, Barichara, Villa de Leyva, Bogota, Colombia travel blog

Giron, Barichara, Villa de Leyva, Bogota

A travel blog entry by marc-patty

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... are the people of purely or mainly pure European descent. This divide of haves and have-nots is one of the reasons behind Colombia's guerilla insurgency. In fact, after our night out in the Zona Rosa, we found out that there was a grenade attack in two ...

Salt Cathedral, La Catedral de sal, Zipaquirá, in Cundinamarca, Colombia travel blog

Salt Cathedral, La Catedral de sal

A travel blog entry by danielaccg

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http://www.catedraldesal.gov.co/ zach, daniela, and i took a daytrip to the nearby town of zipaquira to see the underground cathedral carved out of (into?) a salt mine. although i thought it would turn out to be some catholic kitsch, the place was ...

Zipaquira Salt Cathedral, Zipaquira, Colombia travel blog

Zipaquira Salt Cathedral

A travel blog entry by mikemel

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Catedral de Sal in Zipaquirá, Zipaquirá, Colombia travel blog

Catedral de Sal in Zipaquirá

A travel blog entry by haeschendoktor

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... weit draußen am Stadtrand, dann nochmal ca. eine dreiviertel Stunde mit einem anderen Bus bis ins kleine Kolonialstädtchen Zipaquir'', wo sich alte Salzminen befinden - einstmals das größte Abbaugebiet in Kolumbien - in denen eine Kathedrale nur aus ...

Besuch bei Käptn Kati, Zipaquira, Colombia travel blog

Besuch bei Käptn Kati

A travel blog entry by doscompletos

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... ck nach San Gil musste und Zipaquira auf dem Weg liegt, wollten wir am Montag zusammen die bekannte Salzkathedrale von Zipaquira besuchen. In einer geführetn Gruppe sind wir durch das stillgelegte Salzbergwerk gelaufen, einen Kreuzgang entlang, bis wir ...

Rain and salt, Zipaquira, Colombia travel blog

Rain and salt

A travel blog entry by dunjica

... pretty impressive sight, though apparently there is a similar, smaller and better salt cathedral in a nearby town. Still, Zipaquir'' is known as one of Colombia's seven wonders, so I was glad to have seen it. Afterwards, I walked around the town a little ...

Catedral de Sal, Zipaquira, Colombia travel blog

Catedral de Sal

A travel blog entry by witek

I could have easily skipped that to be ...

To an Underground Salt Cathedral on Locomotive #76, Zipaquira, Colombia travel blog

To an Underground Salt Cathedral on Locomotive #76

A travel blog entry by ashifreeshma

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... cloud of smoke and steam as it slowly grinds to a halt upon its arrival at the slightly dilapidated station in Zipaquira.  And the passengers excitedly disembark off the 14 "Smarties" colored carriages that provide a momentary escape from Bogota's ...

Salt mine turned into a massive underground church, Zipaquira, Colombia travel blog

Salt mine turned into a massive underground church

A travel blog entry by gusandjess

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On our 'must see list' that was given to us by Marcela and Mauricio was the Salt Cathedral in Zipaquir'', an hour’s drive North from Bogota. We were please to check out of Platypus Hostel, the double-sized-thread-bare sheets that ...

Zipaquira, Zipaquira, Colombia travel blog

Zipaquira

A travel blog entry by stubo

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Zipaquira was a place I really wanted to go to. I noticed it in the book just at the last place and it has a salt cathedral underground! It can hols 8,400 people 75m long and 18m wide  underground  and its made of salt!!!!!! It was eerie ...

ARMEE UND POLIZEI, Zipaquirá, Colombia travel blog

ARMEE UND POLIZEI

A travel blog entry by asci

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... nicht geregnet, also hatte ich keinen swimmingpool im zelt. Und was ich morgen sehe: Interessant ist der Ort Zipaquir'' etwa 25 Kilometer nördlich von Bogotá. In der Städtischen Salzmine steht eine Kathedrale die komplett aus Salz ...

Zipaquira, Zipaquira, Colombia travel blog

Zipaquira

A travel blog entry by pajas

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Destination 302 km153'164 Nicht mehr kommentiert (lese Eintrag Nr.45 weshalb) XXXXX Not commented anymore (read entry No.45 ...

The Salt Cathedral, Zipaquira, Colombia travel blog

The Salt Cathedral

A travel blog entry by peacefrog

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... of 7. We eventually managed to leave the hostel, took the transmilenio to the Portal Norte (northern terminus), and from there a bus to Zipaquira. In total 2 hours of travel. Once there, we had food and also took the time to walk the town, which had ...

Salt Cathedral, Zipaquira, Colombia travel blog

Salt Cathedral

A travel blog entry by koyaya

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כרגיל, נתחיל בסיפור לא קשור כדי לשמן את המוח ...

Salzkirche und Innenstadt, Zipaquira, Colombia travel blog

Salzkirche und Innenstadt

A travel blog entry by bernd_koss

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... 'uden aus dem 18. Jahrhundert. Die Stadt ist ein beliebtes Ausflugsziel für Bewohner des Großraums Bogotá. In Zipaquir'' befindet sich die so genannte Salzkathedrale, eine komplett aus Salz gebaute Kirche in einer Salzmine. Die erste Salzkathedrale ...

The Impressive Underground Salt Cathedral, Zipaquirá, Colombia travel blog

The Impressive Underground Salt Cathedral

A travel blog entry by amazingjourneys

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A highlight of the trip: The Salt Cathedral, Zipaquira, Colombia travel blog

A highlight of the trip: The Salt Cathedral

A travel blog entry by theworldtour

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One of our best days so far was a day trip to the small village of Zipaquira outside of Bogota. It took several incredibly crowded bus rides and 1.5 hours to get there but it was well worth it.  The cathedral is built 100 meters into the side of a ...

Sul nad zlato, Zipaquira, Colombia travel blog

Sul nad zlato

A travel blog entry by tomasbym

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... po nocni ceste autobusem a nechteli hned navazat dalsi takovou), meli jsme cas na vylet do asi 50km vzdaleneho mestecka Zipaquira, ktere je proslavene svoji Catedral de Sal, tedy katedralou postavenou v solnych dolech. V nasem pruvodci byla otviraci doba ...

SALT CATHEDRAL - ZIPAQUIRA, Zipaquira, Colombia travel blog

SALT CATHEDRAL - ZIPAQUIRA

A travel blog entry by dgeren

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THE SALT CATHEDRAL - Is located in Zipaquita a two and half hours from Bogota, they have English speaking guides, the visit takes around hour and half or two, the mine is very impressive, the guide recommend not to use flash with the camera, so ...

Solna Katedrala, Zipaquira, Colombia travel blog

Solna Katedrala

A travel blog entry by explore-nature

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Zipaquira ma dlouhou historii. Mesto bylo pojmenovane po vudci Zipa z kmene Muisca, ktery vladl teritoriu v 16. stoleti.  Oblast je od pradavna bohatym nalezistem soli. Mistni kmeny ji cistili a zpracovavali v nadobach kde za vysokych ...

180 metres below the earth!, Zipaquira, Colombia travel blog

180 metres below the earth!

A travel blog entry by intheworld

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Day 156: 50km north of Bogota is a little town called Zipaquira which has one of the most interesting sights in Colombia: a salt cathedral inside a salt mine, 180 metres below the earth. We took the Transmilenio, a modern bus system in Bogota, to the ...

Back to the Salt Mine of Indulgence, Zipaquira, Colombia travel blog

Back to the Salt Mine of Indulgence

A travel blog entry by brandon_t

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... of their country's heritage. We all piled in the Land Cruiser and headed an hour north of the city to the small town of Zipaquir'' to see the Salt Cathedral (Catedral de Sal de Zipaquir''). Not only is the town one of the oldest settlements in the ...

Kathedrale im Salzbergwerk, Zipaquira, Colombia travel blog

Kathedrale im Salzbergwerk

A travel blog entry by romy-roli

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Z Bogota erkundet mir z erst d Umgebig und so fahred mir als ersts uf Zapaquira, wo öppe 40-50 km entfernt liegt. Da hets e einmaligi Sehenswürdigkeit: e Salzkathedrale im Berg! Mir laufed dur s herzige Städtli, dä Berg duruf, bis mir dä Eingang ...

Wow wow wow - highlight of Colombia so far, Zipaquira, Colombia travel blog

Wow wow wow - highlight of Colombia so far

A travel blog entry by kirstinf

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We had a stop en route to Bogota, at a cathedral partially made of salt dug 180m under/into the hillside of this small town. We only had an hour to explore unfortunately - one of the downsides of organized group travel. Whilst down there we saw a group ...

Why Would You Build a Cathedral Out of Salt?, Zipaquira, Colombia travel blog

Why Would You Build a Cathedral Out of Salt?

A travel blog entry by iancurtis

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As if one religeous experience is not enough, we spend a long and bumpy day striking out into the surrounding countryside, to an oddly named place going by the name of Zipiquera. It has nothing to particularly commend it apart from a lively local market, ...

Old man, take a look at my life, Zipaquira, Colombia travel blog

Old man, take a look at my life

A travel blog entry by donmiller

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... . It seemed rather random as to where each was going and I was obviously not saying the name of any city that existed in Colombia when asking directions. After about 30 mins someone took pity and put me on a short bus (hmmm) heading north. About an hour ...

The Grandeur of Catedral de Sal is Impressive, Zipaquira, Colombia travel blog

The Grandeur of Catedral de Sal is Impressive

A travel blog entry by tipep

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... de Leyva. So we decided to leave Villa de Leyva on a 7:00 AM bus this morning but we made a pit stop in a place called Zipaquira, which is about an hour north of Bogota. The attraction in Zipaquira is the Catedral de Sal, an incredible work of art in the ...

A Cathedral made of salt? Doesn't it wash away?, Zipaquira, Colombia travel blog

A Cathedral made of salt? Doesn't it wash away?

A travel blog entry by howszmig

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... police literally everywhere. And they are very helpful. We got back safe and sound, if not a little shook up. Still loving Colombia and this incredibly raw country. The people are just a delight and so helpful. I'm actually updating this today as teresa ...

Day trip to, Zipaquira, Colombia travel blog

Day trip to

A travel blog entry by bbobcola

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... church built within the tunnels of a salt mine 200 meters underground in a Halite mountain near the town of Zipaquir'', in Cundinamarca, Colombia. It is a very popular tourist destination and place of pilgrimage in the country. The name "Salt Cathedral" ...

Cathedral del Sal, Zipaquira, Colombia travel blog

Cathedral del Sal

A travel blog entry by catndeano

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... got up and had breakfast and at 9.30 we caught a Transmilenium bus to the North Portal station, where we had to change bus to go to Zipaquira (or as we like to call it (zipa de do da). In the centre is a beautiful main plaza and just up from there is the ...

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