There are two cool things to see in the Salt Cathedral in Zipaquirá: the reflecting pond and the chandeliers made of salt. It was an overpriced and underwhelming unofficial church in an old salt mine, and they played Ave Maria on loop, which got old around the 17th time. But I guess the pictures came out okay.
We found our way to this touristy spot using public transit in true Latin American style, by responding to a person yelling “Zipa Zipa” and climbing aboard their less-than-safe-looking bus. Then we spent an hour watching the city slowly fade into sleepy countryside.
Once we reached the heart of Zipaquirá, we traveled on foot to the Cathedral through the pedestrian walkway and town square.
Outside the cathedral, Zipa had other touristy things, like zip lines and an impressive climbing wall with no actual routes that we could see.
The Cathedral has a walkway with stations of the cross and 4 large chapels, built into old mining tunnels.
This was the highly saline reflecting pool that is only a few inches deep. The ripples seemed to travel very slowly, which was highly entertaining.