Dec 16

Colombia’s Santuario de Las Lajas named the most beautiful church in the world

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The spectacular Colombian church Santuario de Las Lajas is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places you can visit in Colombia and in recognition of the church’s remarkable architecture and stunning location it has been placed at No. 1 on a list of the world’s most beautiful churches by The Telegraph newspaper.

The full list of over 20 beautiful churches (which you can read here) features such iconic structures as the Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood in St. Petersburg, the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, and the Church of Saint George in Ethiopia. However, Las Lajas, spanning a canyon on the Guaitara River in southern Narino department, came out on top in the Telegraph’s ranking. You can find out more about Las Lajas by reading our account of a visit to the spectacular church below:

A visit to Las Lajas: Colombia’s Most Iconic Church


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Las Lajas


2016 has been an excellent year for tourism in Colombia, with more international visitors than ever to the country. Colombia was also named by Lonely Planet as the second best country to visit in 2017. We’ve already compiled a list of the reasons why you have to visit Colombia in 2017, and now we can add “see the world’s most beautiful church” to that list…


Why visit Colombia? – “21 reasons why you have to visit Colombia in 2017”


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