Must Visit Places : Santuario de las Lajas, Colombia

October 25, 2011 by

Santuario de las Lajas, Colombia

El Santuario de las Lajas is a neo-Gothic church (cathedral) which is spectacularly built on a mountain gorgeĀ in such a way that the gorge cliff with the image of the Virgin forms the back wall of the church. The church was built to commemorate the appearance of the Virgin which legend has it, her image appeared on an enormous vertical rock 45m above the river. As you walk down the hill you will notice the multitude of plaques along the cliff wall placed by pilgrims from Colombia and abroad as thanks for the miracles that have occurred and are accredited to the working of the Virgin.

Santuario de las Lajas is located just 7km from Ipiales, so taking a taxi costs very little.

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