Santuario De Las Lajas

The National Shrine Basilica of Our Lady of Las Lajas (Spanish: Basílica Santuario Nacional de Nuestra Señora de las Lajas), commonly called Las Lajas Shrine (Santuario de Las Lajas), is a basilica church located and built inside the canyon of the Guáitara River. The
present church was built in a Gothic style between 1916 and 1949, taking up a total time frame of 33 years to build. The inspiration for the church's creation was a purported miraculous event in 1754, when Amerindian Maria Meneses de Quiñones and her deaf-mute daughter Rosa were caught in a very strong storm. The two sought refuge between the gigantic Lajas (slab), when, to Meneses' surprise, her daughter Rosa exclaimed "the Mestiza is calling me" and pointed to the lightning-illuminated silhouette over the laja.
Rio Guaitara 1, Ipiales, 524077, Κολομβία
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