The world’s Most Beautiful Churches: Las Lajas Sanctuary, Colombia


Our Forefathers Gave Us These – What Do We Give Our Children?

Built at a height of 100m inside the canyon of the Guáitara River, this church became a pilgrimage site after the Virgin Mary appeared in front of a woman and her deaf-mute daughter, caught in a violent storm here in the 18th century. The present Gothic-style church was built between 1916 and 1949; a bridge connects it to the opposite side of the canyon.

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