Bogotá, Colombia Day 2: Salt Cathedral (Catedral de Sal)

Bogotá, Colombia Day 2: Salt Cathedral (Catedral de Sal)

The Salt Cathedral is about an hour’s drive from Bogotá, but your trip to the city wouldn’t be complete without a visit to this underground church. Built within the tunnels of a salt mine, the church goes 200m underground (goodbye cell service) and is considered a tourist must-see. It is divided into three sections representing the birth, life and death of Jesus, including all the stations of the cross. But regardless of your interest in architecture or religion, this place is seriously COOL. The bluish-purple lighting makes you feel like you are in another world, and the fact that people actually attend church in these caverns is amazing.

La Catedral de Sal es una hora en coche de Bogotà, pero su viaje a la ciudad no estaria completo sin una visita a esta iglesia. Construido en los tùneles de una mina de sal, la iglesia es considerada un gran atractivo turìstico. Es divide en tres secciones que representan el nacimiento, la vida  y la muerte de Jesùs. Independientemente de su interès por la arquitectura o la religiòn, este lugar es realmente increìble. La luz azul/pùrpura hace que parezca como otro mundo. Y el hecho de que la gente realidad van a esta iglesia en una caverna!
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The Salt Cathedral is located in the small town of Zipaquirà, which was one of the oldest human settlements. If you aren’t as lucky as me to have a ride, there is also a train, TurisTren, that will take you there. Here are some photos of Zipaquirà from the Salt Cathedral:

La Catedral de Sal està en el pueblo se llama Zipaquirà, uno de los màs antiquos. Se no tienes un coche, se puede tomar el tren turistico, TurisTren de Bogotà. Aquì estàn algunas de mis fotos de Zipaquirà:

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If you missed it, read my first post about Colombia and shopping at the Usaquèn flea market in Bogotà.

Si usted no lee, puede leer mi primer post de Colombia y el mercado de pulgas de Usaquèn en Bogotà aqui.

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  Hi! I'm Anna. I recently moved back to my home city of Boston after 4 years in NYC. I'm traveling the world on weekends and my blog is filled with stories from my 36, 48 and 72-hour adventures. I'm on a mission to prove that you don't need to quit your 9-to-5 to lead an exciting and travel-filled life!
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