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The Cathedral of Las Lajas is a must do when leaving or arriving in Colombia. It has obviously become quite touristy with many gift shops lining the path as you walk down the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Chris C
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The Cathedral of Las Lajas is a must do when leaving or arriving in Colombia. It has obviously become quite touristy with many gift shops lining the path as you walk down the valley to the cathedral. However once you arrive its absolutely stunning (except all the nearby buildings), the best photographic view is not from the very top path... More 

Thank Chris C
Bergen, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Las Lajas is really close to the border between Ecuador and Colombia. When you get past the border in Colombia you first end up in the town Ipiales. From the bus station in Ipiales (or in town, I seem to recall as well) you can take a taxi (8000-10 000 COP) or a colectivo (2500 COP per person) to Las... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A visit to Ipiales is worth it even if you only go to Las Lajas! It´s an easy trip form Ipiales, about 20 minutes, but once there, you will be glad you went!

Thank AliciaYS
Taipei, Taiwan
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

really did not like pasto, so decided to take a day trip to this cathedral, the building itself looks quite surreal, close up looks feel like a castle in disneyland, because it is so new, it was only finished in the 40s in a new goth style, but it is still impressive, but even so, the nature surrounding it is... More 

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Bogota, Colombia
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This cathedral is amazing and worth the trip. Make sure to bring cash with you as there are no atms. The restaurant on site is very good. Recommend the pork roast.

Thank Andrew H
Haarlem, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed March 29, 2017

Great and impressive place. A must to see. To my opinion it would be nicer if the Cathedral would have white lightning at the outside instead of revolving colors.

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Reviewed March 22, 2017

Absolutely stunning! This fortress is absolutely beautiful it is surrounded by the andes, lush forests and mountains and its spires stick up above the tall pines. This is a MUST see!

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Milan, Lombardia, Italy
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Reviewed March 15, 2017

You must be determined to reach Ipiales, which is a quite unfriendly city for tourists - very limited comforts, nothing particular to be seen, very remote - almost on the border with Ecuador. The sanctuary is impressive for its location; the actual building is relatively new and the interiors are almost kitsch (as many renovated churches in South America). But... More 

Thank Martina C
Mission Viejo, California
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Reviewed March 5, 2017

The only reason I took a long bus ride journey into Southern Colombia was to see Las Lajas in person. It did not disappoint as I enjoyed my afternoon there.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed February 21, 2017

I was here at the end of January this year, this was not my first place to visit this Sanctuary, but I had not visit it in almost 20 years and I was very impressed in how it had improved the access, the cleanliness and overall maintenance of this special place, where nature and faith comes together to construct this... More 

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