The salt mine of Nemocn is the second largest salt mine in Colombia and its located just outside of Bogot. So get the chance of getting to know this amazing engineering masterpiece. It has quickly become one of the most amazing and interesting touristic sights, especially since it has a mining, scientific, historical and cultural background. You will also have the opportunity of walking around the beautiful colonial village.
This mine has over 500 years of history within its marvelous 1,600 meters of tunnels and chambers. The spectacular brine mirrors and lighting effects will mesmerize you as well. This mine functioned between 1816 and 1968, where about 8 million tons of salt were extracted from it. Then, 38 years after closing, it reopened its doors as a tourist attraction.
Upon exiting, we will head to Zipaquir, a beautiful colonial village about 20 minutes away from Nemocn. We will walk through the main square, where you will learn more about its history. To end this wonderful tour, will have time to taste the delicious baked goods of the region and we will have a stop at the local handicraft market.