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An impressive cathedral works 180 meters underground

It is built in a salt mine in Columbia and can accommodate five thousand people at the same time.

There are 320,000 tourists every year, yet relatively few people know the Colombian salt cathedral. However, the sights near Zipaquira, 48 kilometers from Bogota, are truly breathtaking. For this, however, you have to go to the 2652-meter high Zipa Hill, where the temperature is always 14 degrees Celsius.

The 180-meter cathedral can accommodate up to 5,000 people – writes El Colombiano. It was opened in 1995 on the site of a salt mine after the old static problems, which had been operating since 1954. Due to the construction of a new church, 250 thousand tons of salt were added. The church is made up of three altars and the statue decoration is complemented with led lighting. In the cathedral every Sunday, they expect the believers to worship, but they also hold weddings.

Similar chapel-shaped chambers are also closer to us, in Wieliczka, Poland. Click on the picture below to see a gallery of salt mines there.

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