Las Lajas Sanctuary & Ipiales, Colombia

Las Lajas Sanctuary & Ipiales, Colombia

This enchantingly beautiful neo-Gothic church can be found in the Guáitara River canyon, just outside the town in the department of Nariño.

Any first-timers entering or leaving Colombia on its southern border with Ecuador really ought to have Las Lejas Sanctuary on their agenda, rather than just skipping through the town of Ipiales and heading north or southward.

10,000 pesos buys you the taxi fare from Ipiales, and once you begin the walk down the road and pathway to the church, it also begins to appear as some kind of elaborate European castle.

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