Five Seriously Awesome Places to Say a Prayer - Page 2
|Las Lajas Sanctuary (David Holt London/Flickr)|
Las Lajas Sanctuary
Ipiales, Nariño, Colombia
In a canyon of the Guáitara River, the building of Las Lajas Sanctuary began in 1916and was not completed until 33 years later. Legend has it that an image of the Virgin Mary appeared on a steep cliff-side wall above the river below, which prompted its construction as a way to commemorate. The image is still visible today. Walking down the arduous path toward the gateway, you’ll notice thousands of shrines and plaques placed there as a thanks by believers on holy pilgrimages. The easiest way to get there is by taxi from the nearby town of Ipiales.