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Crossing the millenium with style: Bogotá in 2004

A February 2004 trip to Bogota by adaamk

Catedral de Sal, Zipaquirá Photo, Zipaquirá, Colombia More Photos
Quote: With a $400 voucher on TACA Airlines to burn, my girlfriend and I took a brief trip up to Bogotá, Colombia from our base in Lima, Peru. Despite the crazy weather and accidentally spending a night in a whorehouse, we were stunned by this example of urban planning done right.

Catedral de Sal, Zipaquirá

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Attraction | "Salt Cathedral in Zipaquirá"

Catedral de Sal, Zipaquirá Photo, Zipaquirá, Colombia
The Salt Cathedral is one of the must-see sights around Bogotá. It is an enormous cathedral built out of a salt mine, complete with a baptismal font, the twelve stations of the cross carved in salt rock, and enormous stone statues bathed in a weird blue light. It's fairly easy to get to the Cathedral. You can take a bus from Bogotá's main terminal, or you can take the Transmilenio to the Portal del Norte (lines 50, 60, 70, 100, 25) and transfer to a feeder bus from there. I would recommend the Transmilenio, especially if you're staying in the centro, since it is faster and cheaper. The route is about 1-1.5 hours. Another way is on the "Tren de la Sabana" (Savannah Train), which ...Read More

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Catedral de Sal, Zipaquirá

Zipaquira, Colombia