ZIPAQUIRA – Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá

The Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá (Catedral de Sal de Zipaquirá) is an underground Roman Catholic church built within the tunnels of a salt mine 200 meters underground in a Halite mountain near the town of Zipaquirá, in Cundinamarca, Colombia. It is a very popular tourist destination and place of pilgrimage in the country. The temple at the bottom has three sections, representing the birth, life, and death of Jesus. The icons, ornaments and architectural details are hand carved in the halite rock. Some marble sculptures are included. The Salt Cathedral is considered one of the most notable achievements of Colombian architecture. Also it has been denominated as ‘Jewel of Modern Architecture’. The cathedral represents for the Colombian people a valuable cultural, environmental and religious patrimony.

Features

  • Coin Alloy Name: brass
  • Coin Alloy Color: gold
  • Coin Diameter: 31
  • Coin Thickness: 2,25
  • Coin Edge: serrated, fine
  • City: ZIPAQUIRA
  • Country: Colombia
  • Available: yes
  • Location: ZIPAQUIRA, Colombia