The Shrine of Our Lady of Las Lajas is a Roman Catholic basilica church built inside the canyon of the Guáitara River. It has been a tourism and pilgrimage destination since the eighteenth century. The town of Ipiales sits on the banks of the Guáitara River, 9,500 ft above sea level.
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Historical & Cultural Landmarks in Colombia
Ciudad Perdida is an ancient Tairona indigenous town and archaeological site carved into the mountainside in Colombia's isolated Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta. It is believed to have been founded about 800 CE, some 650 years earlier than Machu Picchu.
The coffee tradition is a symbol of national culture for which Colombia has gained worldwide recognition. The Coffee Cultural Landscape of Colombia is a continuing productive landscape consisting of a series of six farming landscapes, which integrate eighteen urban settlements.
The Coffee Triangle, located in the Paisa region of Colombia at the western end of the Andes Mountains, is famous for growing and producing the majority of Colombian coffee as well as for its steep-sloped valleys and historic architecture.
Founded in 1540 on the banks of Colombia's River Magdalena, Mompox played a key role in the Spanish colonization of northern South America. The historic center has preserved the harmony and unity of the urban landscape.
Situated on the northern coast of Colombia, the city of Cartagena de Indias boasts the most extensive systems of military fortifications in South America. Due to the city’s strategic location, it was also one of the most important ports of the Caribbean.