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Zipaquira


Zipaquira is a municipality and city of Colombia in the department of Cundinamarca. It limits with the municipalities of Tausa and Cogua the North; Nemocon, Gachancipa and Sopo to the East; Cajica and Tabio to the South; Subachoque and Pacho to the West, and its municipal head is to 49 kilometers of Santa Fe de Bogota

In Chibcha, the language of the Muiscas - the indigenous peoples of the area - it meant The Land of the Zipa. The Zipa was the king of this territory.

The town is mostly known for its Salt Cathedral, an underground church built inside a salt mountain in a tunnel made as result of the exploitation of the 'salinas' (salt mines). Zipaquira has a very interesting architecture, the old center is also a touristic attraction; its main square is surrounded by old buildings of Spanish Colonial style. This small city can be reached by train from Bogota.

External links

Zipaquira official website

: FOTW : Flag and Coat of arms of Zipaquira

Daily tours to the Salt Catedral of Zipaquira.

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