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When the Spaniards arrived in this area they found the Muiscas indians exploring salt mines and dealing with the tribes around. During colonial times and republican age this salt was explored and at beginning of the 20th century the old part of the mine was abandoned and was decided to make a cathedral in the galleries of the mine. Some decades ago this older cathedral was abandoned because it was unsafe and another one, more modern, was created in a level bellow of the older. I will post some images of this place in the next days.
Here we can see a gallery of the cathedral, they created this artificial pond that reflects the light and the shapes of the ceiling, being there we feel that this water is very, very deep, anyway it is only 10 centimeters deep. haha. Nowadays the sophisticated works inside the mine are going ahead in a level bellow this one, where the cathedral is located.

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Quando os espanhis chegaram a esta regio encontraram os ndios Muscas explorando esta mina de sal e fazendo comrcio com as tribos vizinhas. A mina foi explorada durante o regime colonial e republicano at que a antiga rea superior se esgotou, no incio do sculo 20 criaram ento nesta rea uma catedral de sal que, por motivos de segurana foi abandonada nos anos 80, sendo criada outra catadral de sal no nvel inferior onde a lavra estava esgotada, desta vez com uma verso arquitetnica mais moderna. Continuarei a postar imagens desta catedral nos prximos dias.
Vemos aqui uma galeria da catedral, criaram aqui um tanque e quando estamos ao lado dele vemos as luzes e o teto refletidos nas guas e temos a ntida sensao de que este poo profundssimo, logo depois o guia nos informa que ele tem apenas 10 centmetros de profundidade. haha. Atualmente os trabalhos na mina esto acontecendo de maneira sofisticada e eficiente num nvel abaixo desta catedral.

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