Bogota Feb 2014

Bogota is the capital of Colombia and one of the largest cities in Latin America.  The city’s cultural center is the cobblestone historic downtown La Candelabra.  Most of Bogota’s attractions are in this area such as Plaza de Bolivar, the Gold Museum, and the Botero Museum.  Monserrat Hill is also frequented by visitors for its panoramic views of the city.

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Zipaquira Salt Cathedral Feb 2014

Zipaquira is a town about 50km from Bogota and is a place of pilgrimage in Colombia.  The town is made famous by its the Zipaquira Salt Cathedral, which is an underground church built within the tunnels of the salt mine 200 meters underground.  Many years before the main cathedral was built, the miners have already carved numerous sanctuaries and prayed for protection everyday before starting work.

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