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What to do in Zipaquirá? - Hotel Cacique Real en Zipaquirá


There’s way much more than coming to visit Zipaquirá only for a day, is to live the imprint of the Muisca culture, the passage of the colony and the traces of the independence of our country. Zipaquirá hides many places to visit, and here we introduce you some of the best to spend a stay full of things to do in our “Salt Valley”. 

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Salt Cathedral Zipaquirá
Catedral de Sal

Colombia’s first wonder is a cultural space dedicated to mining, geology, natural resources and religion. It’s considered one an architectural and artistic achievement of Colombia.


Business hours: Sunday to Sunday, from 9:00 AM to 18:00 PM.
Distance from Cacique Real Hotel: 656Ft

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Archaeological Museum Square
Plaza Museo Arquelógico

This museum permanently exhibits and conserves more than 1000 archaeological pieces from 14 pre-Hispanic cultures. It shows how they lived and their relationship with the environment.


Business hours: From Wednesday to Sunday, from 9:00 AM to 17:00 PM.
Distance from Cacique Real Hotel: 492Ft

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Guillermo Quevedo Zornoza House Museum
Casa Museo guillermo Quevedo Zornoza

The Guillermo Quevedo Zornoza House Museum is a place where part of the history, culture, customs and Zipaquira’s musical tradition.


Business hours: From Monday to Friday, from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM, from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
Distance from Cacique Real Hotel: 721Ft

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Finkana park
Parque Finkana

A place to spend a family day, to escape the routine and admire the horse’s world, besides appreciating and interacting with the countryside life and domestic animals.


Business hours: (Low season) From Friday to Sunday and Holidays, from 10:00 AM to 18:00 PM.
Business hours: (High season) From Tuesday to Sunday (Holy week, “Rest week” and vacations season) From 10:00 AM to 18:00 PM.

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The Gabo College Museum
Museo El colegio de Gabo

In this house you’ll find a graphic proposal exposing Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s life and Zipaquira’s influence in his literary office. Some spaces from the old National Men Lyceum are recreated to take the visitors back in history when the Nobel prize winner used to study.


Business hours: Every day from 9:00 AM to 13:00 PM and from 14:00 PM to 17:00 PM . *Guided visits from Thursday to Sunday and Holydays. Distance from Cacique Real Hotel: 1800Ft

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Market square Villa de la Sal
Plaza de mercado Villa de la Sal

Tuesday is the day to buy groceries, fruits and vegetables in the city, the day where this marketplace is full of colors, textures and overall a lot of flavors to enjoy, buy and delight with the autochthonous products. This is a very recommended plan for those looking to experience how the local people lives.


Business hours: Tuesday, from 5:00 AM to 8:00 PM (We recommend you to visit it during the morning time)
Distance from Cacique Real Hotel: 0.6 Miles

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Zipaquireños Martyrs Square
Plaza de mercado Villa de la Sal

In this square you’ll find a famous obelisk dedicated to commemorate the creation of Quesada’s department late 1915 as a tribute to the six zipaquireños martyrs and the heroines fallen during the regime of terror. Their names were carved in the obelisk and the square was named after them.


Distance from Cacique Real Hotel: 2132Ft

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Independence Square
Plaza de mercado Villa de la Sal

This square commemorates the bicentennial of Colombia’s independence and it’s a place for gastronomy and leisure. The colonial architecture it is preserved in this square.


Distance from Cacique Real Hotel: 853Ft

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Plaza de los comuneros
Plaza de mercado Villa de la Sal

This open square is surrounded by narrow streets, beautiful balconies and colonial and republican buildings, among which the municipal palace and diocesan cathedral stand out. This was the scenery for America’s first revolution: The signing of the Comuneros capitulations.


Distance from Cacique Real Hotel: 885Ft

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Diocesan Cathedral
Plaza de mercado Villa de la Sal

This is a great romantic style building designed by the Spanish Capuchin architect Fray Domingo Perez de Petrés and inaugurated in November 1870. This is the center of culture and Christian religion in Zipaquira, it is consacred to the holy trinity and St Antonio de Padua.


Business hours: To the public only for Eucharist celebration times: From 7:00 AM to 12:00PM – 18:00 PM except for special dates.
Distance from Cacique Real Hotel: 885Ft

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Train station
Plaza de mercado Villa de la Sal

A French neoclassical style building. It was a very important place for trading in the country during the train boom between the 20’s and 70’s last century.


Distance from Cacique Real Hotel: 0.4 Miles

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Zipaquiurá craft station foundation, Sourvenirs and handicrafts
Plaza de mercado Villa de la Sal

A French neoclassical style building. It was a very important place for trading in the country during the train boom between the 20’s and 70’s last century.


In this place you’ll also find eleven craftsmen who joined together their talent to make their art known. You can buy souvenirs and help to rescue Zipaquira’s culture identity.
Distance from Cacique Real Hotel: 0.4 Miles

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