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Las Lajas Sanctuary, Pasto

Categories: Architectural Buildings, Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.7/5 based on 380+ reviews on the web
Admire the impressive and unusual architecture of Las Lajas Sanctuary, an atmospheric and attractive place of worship on the edge of a deep river-cut gorge. The current church was built between 1916 and 1949 in a Gothic Revivalist style, though the site has been a place of pilgrimage since the 18th century, when the Virgin Mary allegedly appeared before a local invalid during a storm. A bridge crosses the deep ravine and gives the place a magical look, while the use of local stones in the facade allows the church to blend in with the impressive nature that surrounds it. Plan to see Las Lajas Sanctuary and other attractions that appeal to you using our Pasto trip itinerary builder.
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  • The sanctuary of La Virgen de las Lajas is 20 min from Ipiales, near the Ecuador border, architectural Marvel which dazzles tourists and visitors by first and multiple times, location, the shadow, the light is something that can not be described, must come in order to achieve peace and wonder, a sanctuary for all.!
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  • The truth came with high expectations when I went, a majestic, very high place saw in the images but it's really a camera effect. However, it is a place nice, typical of our country that cannot see.
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  • a very long journey from quito, ecuador, but to reach ipiales in colombia you have that visit the sanctuary of las lajas a magical place and a special connection with religion, in addition to its beautiful infrastructure a magical place to learn
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  • I like most people, I assume, visit here while crossing the border and if you are in the same situation and wondering if it's worth it than trust me it is. Once you reach the main bus terminal look for white vehicles. You can get a taxi for about 8000 while shared taxi is 2200. The journey is only about 15 minutes. From the taxi stand it's about 10 minutes down a hill. It's a really beautiful site and building. You can do it in about 90 minutes. Normally border days you want to get over with asap but this makes it a good day. Visit if you can.
  • The location, the style (although fairly recent), and the interior with the main wall being the mountain rock are amazing. Worth a visit if you happen to be around che Ecuadorian-Colombian border.
  • worth visiting if you're waiting for a bus. There are shared taxis leaving from outside the bus station. Just ask for Las Lajas.
  • A work architectural spectacular, is can take a truck shared from ipiales (trucks of service public white) to 2200 cop / person (2016) or a taxi you charged 10000 cop (2016) there there are several sites for power lunch and in general the view is quite simpatica and quiet. A required step when you're in the South of Colombia.
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  • A very beautiful shrine, rare and special, Gothic and modern architecture. The most important and remarkable is the faith that people have there and pilgrims visiting the place, very special and breathes nature. I recommend go well warm and in good disposition. They should improve access and be aware that they are a unique resort in the world, the people who works there is very dedicated and they must go through so committed to their region! may God bless them.
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