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Nemocón Salt Mines (Mina de Sal Nemocón)
Nemocón Salt Mines (Mina de Sal Nemocón)

Nemocón Salt Mines (Mina de Sal Nemocón) Tours and Tickets

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Founded by Spanish settlers in 1537, the town of Nemocón in Colombia earned fame for its highly productive salt mine. Between 1816 and 1968, some 8 million tons of salt were extracted from the mine via a process of collecting water from the salt spring in clay vessels and allowing the liquid to evaporate.

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Calle 2 No. 0-05, Parque de la Sal, Cundinamarca, Columbia
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Private Salt Cathedral and Nemocón Salt Mines + In & out Transfer + (8 hours)

Private Salt Cathedral and Nemocón Salt Mines + In & out Transfer + (8 hours)

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With this skip-the-line tour, you'll spend a day exploring the incredible Salt Cathedral with a private guide and audio guide*. Then we will ride to Nemocón where you will visit an authentic Salt Mine. We make affordable private tours so that you can actually learn and have fun. *Four parties of 4 or more you will have a Private Certified Salt Mine Guide.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$170.00
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$170.00
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Private Half-Day Trip to the Salt Mine of Nemocón Including Lunch from Bogotá

Private Half-Day Trip to the Salt Mine of Nemocón Including Lunch from Bogotá

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Discover the Colombian ‘underground’ during this excursion to the salt mine of Nemocón. Get a sense for the life of a salt miner working 196 feet (60 meters) beneath the ground as you learn about the history of the ancient industry. You’ll also visit the filming location for "Los 33" and enjoy an included lunch.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$55.00
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$55.00
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Private Nemocón Salt Mine Tour

Private Nemocón Salt Mine Tour

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Explore the Salt Mine of Nemocón on this day trip from Bogota. Located in Nemocón, a small town north of the city, it’s a complex of tunnels that reaches more than 1 mile (1.6 kilometers) in length and 263 feet (80 meters) deep. There, take a guided tour and learn about the history of the mine and about the historical significance of salt production.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$146.00
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$146.00
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Private tour to the Salt Mine of Nemocón and Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá

Private tour to the Salt Mine of Nemocón and Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá

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Enjoy 2 wonders underground; the first, a mystical and amazing place, the Mina de Sal de Nemocón and the only underground cathedral in the world, the first wonder of Colombia, the Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá. Starting from your place of lodging you will be transferred to Nemocón where 80 meters underground you will find the second largest salt mine in Colombia with more than 500 years of history to know the process of salt production used since pre-Hispanic times and enjoy 1,600 meters amazing tunnels and cameras, with spectacular attractions such as the salt waterfall, the well of desires and the brine mirrors, among others. Then you will be transferred to Zipaquirá, a municipality declared a historical and cultural heritage where you will enjoy a typical lunch of the region and descend 180 meters underground through tunnels with stops representing the Stations of the Cross, you will reach the second most impressive place on the planet, the Salt Cathedral
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$153.00
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$153.00
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Private half day tour to Nemocon Salt Cathedral and village

Private half day tour to Nemocon Salt Cathedral and village

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Visit Nemocon’s salt mine and the village of Nemocon with a professional guide by booking this private tour, which includes round-trip transportation from your hotel in Bogota. You'll learn all about salt production in the country and get a chance to check out the colonial architecture in Nemocon town.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$99.00
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$99.00
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Visit to Nemocón Salt Mines Private Tour from Bogotá (7 Hrs.)

Visit to Nemocón Salt Mines Private Tour from Bogotá (7 Hrs.)

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Take a deep dive into the fascinating mining culture of Nemocón during this 7-hour private city tour and visit to the nearby salt-mines. Travel nearly 200 feet (60 meters) underground along a subterranean tunnel, discovering the mines’s unique saline formations and ‘The Colombian Heart,’ one of the world’s biggest heart-shaped salt crystals. You’ll also spend some time above ground, where you’ll explore Nemocón’s colonial architecture and enjoy a Colombian lunch. Your private guide, entrance fees, transport and lunch are all included.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$169.00
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$169.00
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Visit to Nemocon Salt Mine Private Tour (5 Hrs.)

Visit to Nemocon Salt Mine Private Tour (5 Hrs.)

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Venture underground to explore the historic salt mines of Nemocón on this 5-hour tour from Bogota. Enjoy the rare opportunity to walk through the tunnels and chambers of a former salt mine, learn about the city’s long salt mining history and see how the salt is collected. Admire the gigantic salt stalagmites and cascadas, brought to life by dramatic lighting, then marvel over the world’s biggest salt crystal, known as the ‘Colombian Heart’ thanks to its heart shape.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$115.00
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$115.00
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The Salt Route: Nemocón Salt Mines and Zipaquirá Salt Cathedral from Bogota

The Salt Route: Nemocón Salt Mines and Zipaquirá Salt Cathedral from Bogota

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Visit the Nemocón Salt Mines and the Zipaquirá Salt Cathedral on a full-day tour from Bogota that goes deep underground to explore the world of Colombian salt mining. Combining the two destinations gives you a more in-depth look at the work—and artwork—that’s shaped Colombia’s salt mines, where you’ll find a surreal landscape of salt mirrors, natural formations, and sculpture.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$159.00
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$159.00
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Nemocon Salt Mine Tour from Bogota

Nemocon Salt Mine Tour from Bogota

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Enjoy a hassle-free visit to the Nemocon Salt Mine. Walk-through the bowels of the earth and be a salt miner for a day in the first salt mine ever exploited in Colombia—an outstanding subterranean tourist attraction 500 years-old. Hear in-depth commentary from a savvy guide that lets you in on its enthralling history. Gaze at the captivating carving of the caves and lots of fascinating attractions within the mine, such as the world’s biggest underground brine mirror, a natural history museum with dinosaur fossils, 28 saturation tanks, an 80-year-old salt waterfall, the wishing well, dedicated chambers, a geology room and many more! ✓ Enjoy the flexibility of choosing from 2 tour options thoroughly-designed to meet your interests and needs.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$85.00
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$85.00
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Tour to the Salt Mines in Nemocon and Andrés Carne De Res (Private Tour)

Tour to the Salt Mines in Nemocon and Andrés Carne De Res (Private Tour)

Enjoy your afternoon and evening visiting two of the most famous places in Colombia. Discover the architectural profile of the Nemocon Salt Mine, one of the underground wonders where salt is produced at 196 feet (60 m) below the surface of the earth. Later we leave to feel the rhythm of Colombian music in Andrés Carne de Res in Chía, eating and enjoying dishes of the typical Colombian cuisine and shaking your body to the rhythm of the music.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$45.00
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Live a magical experience at the salt mine in Nemocón and the Guatavita Lagoon.

Live a magical experience at the salt mine in Nemocón and the Guatavita Lagoon.

Escape the bustle of Bogotá and explore the legendary and sacred Guatavita Lake during a two-hour tour through the ecological reserve listening to the history of the legend of "El Dorado" and the culture of the Muisca indigenous community accompanied by local guides. Also, visit the town of Guatavita and enjoy its architecture. Then let’s live like a real miner at the Nemocon Salt mines and let yourself be amazed by its beautiful underground landscapes
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$71.00
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$71.00
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Private Tour in Nemocón Salt Mines from Bogotá - Free Transfer Out

Private Tour in Nemocón Salt Mines from Bogotá - Free Transfer Out

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Below the surface, remains a place that keeps the beating heart of Colombia, where the mirrors of saline water reflect the patterns made by lighting inside a cave with hundreds of years and galleries filled with colors and history. Let’s experience for a while the life of a miner and discover one of the industries that have influenced the culture and economy of the region.
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  • 5 to 7 hours
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$125.00
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Private tour in Zipaquirá and Nemocón from Bogotá

Private tour in Zipaquirá and Nemocón from Bogotá

Visit in one day two milestones in Colombia below the surface: the Salt Cathedral and the mines of Nemocón. Just 34 miles away from Bogotá explore mirrors of water that reflect the patterns made by lighting inside a cave with hundreds of years and galleries filled with colors and history, then go to the heart of the mountain where awaits the only underground church in the world, located in what constitutes a monumental work of engineering, architecture, and design.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$160.00
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$160.00
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Private tour to the Salt Mine of Nemocon

Private tour to the Salt Mine of Nemocon

Colombia Tours and Travel takes you to enjoy with our tour ALL INCLUDED a natural wonder that surprises for its architecture in the depths of the earth, where you will meet "The Heart of Colombia", a crystal of salt in the shape of a heart, considered the largest of the world. The tour starts from your place of lodging in Bogota and you will be transferred to the municipality of Nemocón, where the Salt Mine is located 80 meters underground. Upon entering the second largest salt mine in Colombia with more than 500 years of history, you will learn about the process of salt production used since pre-Hispanic times and enjoy amazing 1,600 meters of tunnels and cameras, with spectacular attractions such as the waterfall salt with more than 80 years old, the well of desires, the brine mirrors and its spectacular lighting effects. At the end of the tour through the Salt Mine you will be transferred to Zipaquirá to enjoy a delicious lunch typical of the region.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$117.87
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Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá

Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá

bilingual guide, private transportation, in this tour you can know the surroundings of Bogota, we will have more time available if the client needs it
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
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$128.00
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$128.00
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Nemocón Salt Cathedral and Town Tour

Nemocón Salt Cathedral and Town Tour

A place that captivates its authenticity is the Nemocón Salt Mine, which is reached in thirty minutes from Zipaquirá. There, 80 meters below ground, travelers travel 1,600 meters of tunnels, from which approximately 8 million tons of salt were extracted between 1816 and 1968. The 28 brine mirrors attract attention, in which salt rocks dissolved and produce an impressive optical effect. In the chapel's chamber there is a huge 1,300-kilogram stone sphere that symbolizes the world. Another attraction of great importance is the salt crystal of 1,600 kilos, carved in the shape of a heart in the '60s by the miner Miguel Sánchez. In the tour, you can see the stalactites and stalagmites and there are even an ecological trail, an auditorium, and a geology room.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$274.00
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