PHOTOS – Las Lajas Sanctuary


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December 6th 2008
Published: April 9th 2010
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Just over the Colombian side of the border with Ecuador is the small city of Ipiales. It is a frequent stopover for backpackers traveling between the two countries.

Few are aware of the tiny village of Lajas just 20 minutes away. Here you can find the Las Lajas Sanctuary - a gothic cathedral built into the side of a mountain gorge with a bridge extending to the other side.

It is not to be missed.



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The bridge is lined with several statues


10th April 2010

Awesome pics!
Awesome pictures, dude! I cannot begin to imagine the skill and craft of the architects and stone masons who could put together a structure like that on that hillside in that climate.

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