Going around Zipaquirá is opening up to the history and culture that the City of Salt houses, not only in its streets and colonial buildings, but also in its museums:
1. Archaeological Museum: You will find an exhibition of more than a thousand archaeological pieces from fourteen pre-Hispanic cultures, its hours are from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. and it is located a few blocks from our hotel: Calle 1 #6-21, Zipaquirá.
2. Guillermo Quevedo Zornoza House Museum: This colonial house from the XXVII century remains intact with its 12 bedrooms, 2 internal patios and a room from the time, and it is arranged for visitors to take a trip to the past through belongings and memories of the Quevedo Family, a very important and culturally influential in Zipaquirá. The poet Roberto Mac-Douall was born in this house, and it has a love fountain, where you can close a padlock with your partner, symbolizing love through time. It is located at Calle 13 #7-69 and opens from Monday to Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
3. Museum of the brine: If you are interested in learning about the salt exploitation process that was previously used, the history of the construction of the Salt Cathedral and the different methods of salt extraction, we recommend you visit this museum, it is located in the Parque de la Sal and you can access it with your ticket to the Salt Cathedral.
4. Casa del Nobel Gabriel García Márquez Cultural Center: This cultural center, which currently receives residents of Zipaquireños from artistic training schools, was once the school where Gabo studied and spent his youth developing his love for letters. You will be able to tour the living rooms, the kitchen and the bedrooms, many remain intact so that visitors can relive Gabo's school years, and if you are lucky, you may come across an artistic essay from the schools that practice there.