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Bogotá: Zipaquirá Salt Cathedral

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A guided tour through La Sabana de Bogotá to the town of Zipaquirá, also known as the "City of our Father" in the language of the Chibcha. Throughout your tour, you will learn from your guide about what life was like in pre-Columbian times.

Highlights

  • Learn about what life was like in pre-Columbian times
  • Visit the Salt Cathedral
  • Visit the 'Capilla de los Mineros'

Description

A staff member from the company will meet you at the hotel at your choice of either in the morning or the afternoon. From here you will be taken on a tour through La Sabana de Bogota to the town of Zipaquira, whose name means 'City of our Father' in the language of the Chibcha. Back in pre-Columbian times, salt around the area was the most important commodity and the 'salt cakes' were the only currency for trading. Throughout time, technology improved and the 'Muiscas' began to extract larger amounts of salt. As a result, an underground salt deposit was formed and it is where the Salt Cathedral was built, 180 meters below the surface. Inside you will discover a chapel titled “capilla de los mineros”, which was built as a tribute to the Virgin “Our Lady of the Rosary of Guasá”. At the conclusion of your tour, you will return safely back to Bogotá.

Includes

Hotel pickup and drop off Entrance to the Salt Cathedral
Food and drinks Gratuities

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