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Nemocon Salt Mine
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Nemocon Salt Mine

People who tour Bogotá and its surroundings usually visit the Salt Cathedral in Zipaquirá. It is a wonderful place that is worth seeing, but it not the only place where you can enjoy and get in touch with the interesting world of our salt mines.

Just 25 minutes away you can find the Nemocón Salt Mine, a different natural attraction where visitors can enjoy different and impressive attractions like the heart or the Virgin of salt made by the miners who once worked in the mine, water mirrors and more.

In addition to the mine, visitors can find an archaeological museum with a collection of prehistoric pieces of great historical value, you will have the opportunity to see what species inhabited that area, when and did they look like.

There are different ways to get to the Nemocón salt mine:

  1. Public transport from the central bus station:

The terminal is located in Salitre neighborhood (near to salitre plaza shopping mall and Maloka). There you must locate module 3 and the bus companies that go to Nemocón (some companies are Flota Zipa or Flota Alianza).The buses departure every 20 minutes.

  1. Go north of the city by transmilenio and get off at “Portal Norte” station.

*Inside the station please locate the buses heading to Zipaquirá, or ask if there a bus heading to Nemocón.

*If there is a direct bus to Nemocón take it and enjoy the ride; if not, take the bus heading to Zipaquirá.

*During the ride ask the driver where you should get off in order to take the other bus heading to Nemocón.

*Please follow the driver’s instructions or locate the tourist information office in Zipaquirá at main plaza.

In summary to this option you should take 3 buses:

  • Hotel – Portal Norte Transmilenio Station.
  • Portal Norte Transmilenio Station – bus heading to Zipaquirá.
  • Zipaquirá – bus heading to Nemocón.
  1. Nemocón Tour:

Bogotá Pass offers a tour to the Nemocón Salt Mine, where you can enjoy a comfortable tour van to pick you up at the hotel accompanied by a guide who will tell you everything you need to know about the mine and its surroundings. The entrances to the mine are included in the tour price.

Remember you can find these and many more options at www.bogotapass.com

1. Public transport from the central bus station:

The terminal is located in the “Salitre area” (near to salitre plaza shopping mall and Maloka). There you must locate the module 3 and the bus companies that go to Nemocón (some companies are Flota Zipa or Flota Alianza).The buses departures are every 20 minutes and the ticket price is $6,300 COP per person.

2. By Transmilenio:

This is another option, but you must to make a change of bus.

*You should go north of the city by transmilenio and get off at “Portal Norte” station.

*Inside the station please locate the buses heading to Zipaquirá, or ask if there a bus heading to Nemocón.

*If there is a direct bus to Nemocón take it and enjoy the ride; if not, take the bus heading to Zipaquirá.

*During the ride ask the driver or the attendant where you should get off in order to take the other bus heading to Nemocón.

*Please follow the driver or attendant instructions or locate the tourist information office in Zipaquirá at main plaza.

In summary to this option you should take 3 buses:

1. Hotel – Portal Norte Transmilenio Station.
2. Portal Norte Transmilenio Station – bus heading to Zipaquirá.
3. Zipaquirá – bus heading to Nemocón.

3. Nemocón Tour:

Bogotá Pass offers a tour to the Salt Mine Nemocón, where you can enjoy a comfortable tour van to pick you up at the hotel and will be accompanied by a guide that describes the scenery and everything you need to know about the mine and its surroundings. The entrances to the mine are included in the tour price.

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The availability of this tour should be consulted 1 day in advance at reservas@bogotapass.com

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