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  • Address: Cundinamarca, Columbia, Colombia
  • Admission: Varies

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Nemocón Salt Mines Tours

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 alt were extracted from the mine via a process of collecting water from the salt spring in clay vessels and allowing the liquid to evaporate.

The mine’s tunnels and chambers have been preserved, allowing visitors to learn about the history of Colombia’s salt mining industry while take in the spectacular saline formations. Attractions inside the mines include a 3,527-pound (1,600-kilogram) salt crystal carved into a heart shape and a cascade of salt. A small church within the salt mines hosts Catholic mass each Sunday.

Visitors wishing to learn more about the history and importance of salt in Colombia can visit the Salt Museum, located in one of Nemocón's oldest buildings.

Practical Info

The Nemocón Salt Mines are located 40 miles (64 kilometers) northeast of Bogota.

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Half-Day Trip to the Salt Mine of Nemocón Including Lunch, Bogotá, null
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Half-Day Trip to the Salt Mine of Nemocón Including Lunch

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Go 60 meters under surface and experience what is to be a salt-miner. Discover the history of salt in the authentic salt mine of Nemocón with its ...  Read more

Location: Bogotá, Colombia
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $72.00
Nemocon Salt Mine Tour from Bogota, Bogotá, Half-day Tours
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Nemocon Salt Mine Tour from Bogota

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Very close to Zipaquira is found another great touristic attraction related to the world of salt: The Salt Mine of Nemocón. From this marvelous ...  Read more

Location: Bogotá, Colombia
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $37.00
Private Salt Mines in Nemocón Tour from Bogotá, Bogotá, Day Trips
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Private Salt Mines in Nemocón Tour from Bogotá

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One of the most picturesque towns in Colombia is located a few kilometers from Bogotá. You will visit the salt mines that surround this city and also let ...  Read more

Location: Bogotá, Colombia
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $126.00
Full-Day Salt Mines in Nemocón Private Tour from Bogotá Including Lunch, Bogotá, ... 
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Full-Day Salt Mines in Nemocón Private Tour from Bogotá Including Lunch

Join this 7-hour tour and visit one of the most picturesque towns in Colombia located a few kilometers from Bogotá. The salt mines that surround this city ...  Read more

Location: Bogotá, Colombia
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $172.00

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