Las Lajas Sanctuary

Devotion in the abyss

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WHY LIVE THIS EXPERIENCE IN COLOMBIA?

The Las Lajas Sanctuary, a Gothic church commonly referred to as “a miracle of God in the abyss,” is a jewel of engineering built in the Guáitara river canyon near Ipiales. Legend has it that María Mueses, a native woman, and her daughter Rosa saw the image of the Virgin here in 1754. This church is visited by pilgrims from all over the world, especially on Sundays.

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The Las Lajas Sanctuary was declared the second wonder of Colombia in 2007.

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The Las Lajas Sanctuary is built in the Gothic style.

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Three-hundred and twenty-eight feet separate the edge of the Guáitara River and the tip of the Las Lajas Sanctuary. 

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