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“Definitely worth the stop over! ” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Las Lajas Sanctuary

Las Lajas Sanctuary
Ipiales, Pasto, Colombia
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Ranked #1 of 17 things to do in Pasto
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Melbourne, Australia
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Definitely worth the stop over! ”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

If travelling from ecuador to colombia by bus then a visit to las lajas is a must. Incredibly unique and extraordinary building.

Tip: leave your bags at a hostel either in ipiales or las lajas. It is a decent walk up and down that hill

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Antigua, Guatemala
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“Really cool place!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Just ten minutes out of Pasto by cab this place is really cool. It is a fair walk down to the church (much harder on the way back up of course!). But there are heaps of stalls on the way an even llamas dressed up in funny costumes. There is a museum, waterfall and a restaurant near by and even a kids playground. Definitely worth a visit if your passing through.

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Ipiales, Colombia
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“Wow! Why is this great place in the middle of nowhere?”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

Incredibly beautiful. Crowded on Sundays. The cheesy photo op with the llamas at the top of the hill gives it a bit of a county fair ambience, so I walked a different way the last few times I went..

Visited November 2013
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Targu Mures, Romania
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“A lovely place and great vibes”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013 via mobile

I am so glad me and my husband decided to visit the monastery, we found out about it while searching stuff to do near Ipiales. It's a very nice place, we felt joyful and happy while visiting and had a great overall experience. The number of people who thanked Virgin Mary for her miracles is astounding! You will see plates with the names and dates and it's amazing. We also had a very good lunch there. Worth going! :)

Visited August 2013
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“¡Great place to visit!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

It is a magic and very beautiful place. For sure, you will feel the kindness of their people and the magnificent landscape.

Visited November 2012
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