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Las Lajas Cathedral or Las Lajas Sanctuary (in Spanish Cathedral de Las Lajas or Santuario de Las Lajas) is a cathedral located in the southern Colombian Department of Nariño, municipality of Ipiales and built inside the canyon of the Guaitara River.

The architecture of this cathedral is of Gothic Revival architecture built from January 1, 1916 to August 20, 1949, with donations from local churchgoers with the intention to replace an old 19th century chapel. The name Laja comes from the name of a type of flat sedimentary rock similar to floor tiles found in the Andes Mountains. There was a claim that in one such stone(wikipedia)













 

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