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Nemocón Things to Do

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    by colombiantraveler Updated Mar 4, 2008

    Discover the Muisca traces in the archeological path, an area that was loyal witness of the open sky exploitation of the Salt by the natives. In the salt hill, we can find the evidence of the first ways to exploit the salt by Muiscas in the year 100 B.C. They used the water of the salt springs to boil it in a clay recipient known as “gachas” and after that they broke it to extract the salt, which was exchanged for gold, emeralds and food.

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    Archeological Zone
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    Let your mind fly in the Tree of Dreams, history with over 400 years of oral tradition, which was originated in the times of the big Muisca chiefs; being Chief El Zipay its legislator Nemequene, one day behind a big tree he fell sleep. That day he had a dream and foresaw his future and his own tribe one, seeing the arrival of the Spanish people to their land. A dream with strange and worried events in which from the North white people with big beards, on giants animals and with brilliant armors, which would bring with them death, and destruction of their Gods and traditions, arrives to their land. When he woke up, he gathered his people to tell his terrible dream: The end of his people, their treasures and their Gods. After that he asked them to collect their treasures to be hidden and buried, originating the gold legend.

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    Gold Legend
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    by colombiantraveler Updated Mar 4, 2008

    Enjoy the charm of the Salt Valley, from a unique place in the Savannah. From here you can see a big part of the west Savannah part of Bogotá, the town Nemocón, the lands near Zipaquirá and in the North Tierra Negra. This is an amazing visual show.

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    A view from the observator Main Park of Nemoc��n
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Nemocón Transportation

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    by colombiantraveler Updated Apr 4, 2011

    The mine is just about 70 Km from Bogotá. To get there is very easy, if you go along the north highway, or 7th Avenue, go on until you get La Caro, then go on until Briceño and there take the round point to Jaime Duque Park and go on to Zipaquirá, before Zipaquira entrance take the Neusa way, straight ahead you will find the crossroad La Paz, turn to the right by the service station and after 14 Km you will get Nemocon.

    Going out from Bogotá through Calle 80, when you get to the Siberia crossroad take Cota way, pass by Chía, Cajicá, Zipaquirá and go to the crossroad La Paz, where you will find the Service Station, go straight ahead and after 14 Km you’ll find Nemocón.

    You can get there too through the Savannah Train to Zipaquira and then a Chiva to Nemocón, o From Bogotá in Chiva to Nemocón Mine.

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Nemocón What to Pack

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    by colombiantraveler Updated Mar 4, 2008

    Luggage and bags: Travel light it's just a one day trip. But carry some food, things like snacks and water.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: So comfortable shoes. Depending on the weather carry a warm jumper and an umbrella.

    Photo Equipment: A good camera, with a good flash because it's so dark inside the mine.

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Nemocón Sports & Outdoors

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    The valley was originated by the collapse of the mountain caused by the hydraulic exploitation of the mine. But soon in the Mine Valley, fun will have no limits, with games that will challenge your skills and strengths, no matter the age, like climbing wall with 3 different levels, a funny and exciting 50 mts trip that reach a maximum 8 mts height ‘til the observation tower.

    The Horse riding, will be your better excuse to discover the outer charming of Nemocón. The trip lasts about 40 minutes through the woods near the Mine, while you can discover the new methods for the industrial exploitation of the salt.

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    Equipment: All the equipment you need is given by the park.

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