The Zipaquira Salt Cathedral in the Cundinamarca department will soon be worth more than its weight in salt. The 200 meters underground church, 49 kilometers north of Bogota, will add a salt spa to its other attractions, El Colombiano reported Tuesday.
Not content with the 800,000 visitors that the church — built inside a salt mine — receives every year, the mayor of Zipaquira, Jorge Enrique Gonzalez decided to expand the church’s facilities.
Drawing on the benefits of the minerals in the surrounding salt mine, Gonzalez came up with the idea of a salt spa. The mayor traveled to Wieliczka, Poland to study its 300 meter below ground Salt Cathedral.
“This is an opportunity to show the world the kind of religious tourist attractions we have in Colombia,” said Gonzalez.
The salt spa will be the newest addition to underground complex which currently houses a 3D movie theatre, climbing wall, food court and cafe.