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Nemocon Cundinamarca – Colombia Travel Guide

Nemocon Cundinamarca – Colombia Travel Guide

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Nemocón is a municipality and town of Colombia in the Central Savanna Province, part of the department of Cundinamarca. Nemocón, famous for its salt mine, was an important village in the Muisca Confederation, the country in the central Colombian Andes before the arrival of the Spanish. The municipality is situated in the northern part of the Bogotá savanna, part of the Altiplano Cundiboyacense with its urban centre at an altitude of 2,585 metres (8,481 ft) and 65 kilometres (40 mi) from the capital Bogotá. Nemocón is the northeasternmost municipality of the Metropolitan Area of Bogotá and the Bogotá River originates close to Nemocón. The median temperature of Nemocón is 12.8 °C. The municipality borders Tausa in the north, Suesca in the east, Gachancipá and Zipaquirá in the south and in the west the rivers Checua and Neusa and the municipality of Cogua.

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  • Colombia
  • Cundinamarca
  • Central Savanna Province
  • 26 July 1600
  • 98.1 km2 (37.9 sq mi)
  • 2,585 m (8,481 ft)
  • Nemequene

Sites of interest of Nemocon

Its name means ‘Warrior Roar’ in the language used by its pre-Columbian inhabitants. As a region famous for salt it is hardly surprising that two of its main attractions revolve around this prized mineral. Here you can find the Mina de Sal/(Salt Mine) and Museo de Sal/(Salt Museum) which is located in a colonial mansion that conserves the 300-year history of the town and its salt mining heritage, housing 135 objects that demonstrate the activity in pre-Hispanic times.

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Salt Museum – Nemocón Cundinamarca Travel Guide

Municipality: Zipaquira
Department: Cundinamarca
Country: Republic of Colombia – South America

The Salt Museum or Casa del Encomendero, founded on April 24, 1996 and reopened on July 30, 2004, is located in the municipal head, next to the central park. Through its exhibition, which houses about 135 objects, the Museum reveals the exploitation of salt from a time before the occupation muisca, known as herrera; The influence of salt on the Muiscas, the circulation of salt in the first decades of the Spanish conquest.

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Nemocón Salt Mine – Nemocón Cundinamarca Travel Guide

Municipality: Zipaquira
Department: Cundinamarca
Country: Republic of Colombia – South America

Nemocón Salt Mine is located 70 meters underground, this mine safeguards part of the grand legacy of the Muisca civilization.

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