El santuario de Las Lajas, Colombia

El santuario de Las Lajas, Colombia

Las Lajas Sanctuary (esp. El Santuario de Las Lajas) is one of the most famous attractions of Colombia. Many tourists visit the town of Ipiales (Nariño department) every year. They are attracted by the amazing construction, built among the rocks, 6.6 ft above the sea. Las Lajas was added to the list of the most beautiful temples in the world. The temple is located in a beautiful and mysterious place, while its name is associated with many stories and mystical legends.

Those who come to admire El Santuario de Las Lajas (in Spanish) stay in the city of Ipiales, with most of the population being Mestizo and Indians. It is located 9,500 ft above the sea level, and tourists staying there can observe three volcanoes. Foreign tourists are not the only who visit Ipiales. The city is the center of an extensive regional footwear industry that attracts a lot of people from Colombia and Ecuador.

El santuario de Las Lajas, Colombia

In addition to trade, the "city of the three volcanoes," is famous for beautiful temples, which separate the city for 23 ft distance. Situated on the bridge, Las Lajas is located in the canyon of the Guaitara river. Everyone who comes to Colombia should visit it. The Las Lajas is built in the Gothic Revival style and resembles a castle. Surrounded by picturesque cliffs, the Cathedral gives the extraordinary impression not only because of the amazing architecture, but also the aura of mystery around.

El santuario de Las Lajas, Colombia

Las Lajas Sanctuary has all necessary qualities that make it an ideal place for tourists and pilgrims – colorful scenery, breathtaking architecture and mysterious legends. It is believed that the sacred icon in the cave under the cathedral can cure any disease. There are thousands of appreciative tablets from healed people on openwork walls of the temple.

El santuario de Las Lajas, Colombia
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