Nemocón - Cundinamarca
Altitude 2615 m.s.l.
Temperature: 14 °C.
Nemocón means “warrior groan”.
This population is located 65 km of Bogota, it has one of the most important salt mines of the country with his own cathedral, 70 meters underground dedicated to the Carmen Virgin. We have to agree that is less spectacular that Zipaguira Cathedral, but his beauty lies in his stalagmites and his salt waterfall. The rails and the pools are also interesting.
Nemocón has beautiful colonial streets made in stone and decorated with flowers.
Zipaquira - Cundinamarca
It is said that Zipaquira was created because of the salt mines, is one of the oldest city, Zipaquira was founded before the spanish people arrived, the indians used to live 200 meters of his actual location.
Zipaquira is located 49 kilometers of Bogota. At a altitude of 2652 m.s.l., it has a cold climate with a medium temperature of 15 °C.
Zipaquira main attraction is the salt Cathedral located in the salt park, is a perfect location to see one of the most wonderful engineering work of our country, is also an ideal place to renew or faith. Zipaquira is a place recommended to visit, is consider by some people as the eight wonder of the world.
In the salt park of Zipaquira you can find other places like the mine worker square, the “salmuera” museum and ecological paths.
Other places to visit are. The “comuneros” square, were you can appreciate beautiful colonial houses with his balconies, the “Diocesana” cathedral with his classical romantic style, inaugurated in the year 1916, the episcopal house, the municipal palace, the García Araos house, the Guillermo Quevedo museum house, the archeological museum, the conception church, the train station and the hope park.
In the surrounding of Zipaquira you can find the round swamp natural shelter, place were the water used to get the salt is extracted.
WELCOME TO ZIPAQUIRA, ENJOY HIS NATURAL BEAUTIES AND HELP TO PRESERVE HIS NATURAL RESOURCES