In Colombia, near the border with Ecuador, on the bridge over the river Guaitara Las Lajas Cathedral rises. Las Lajas Cathedral has everything to be a tourist attraction: the rare beauty of the architecture, a miraculous image and a poetic legend.
The cathedral building
The cathedral, which was built from 1916 to 1949, is famous not for the luxurious neo-Gothic architecture that distinguishes it from thousands of Colombian churches. Crowds of pilgrims come here, in the Guaitary river canyon, only for the purpose of rock icons Nuestra Senora de las Lajas, hidden behind the delicate walls of the temple. It is unknown who painted the Virgin Mary on a rock. The local legend says that the face appeared itself during a thunderstorm. The first time, the miracle was discovered by a girl. She was hopelessly deaf and dumb but when her mother passed the canyon carrying her on the back, she began to talk. She asked her mother to enter the cave. They saw the Virgin Mary portrait on the rock there. That’s why it is considered that the icon heals. The icon "specialization" significantly expanded over 250 years. It now treats all diseases, from drug addiction to adultery. A full list of what this cathedral heals can be specified by the thousands of stone tablets around the cathedral. These tablets represent people thanks to the miracle. The current church is the fourth building. The three previous were not enough luxury for being valuable relics.
If you want to look at the greatest structures in the world you should go to Colombia. Las Lajas Cathedral in Columbia is considered one of the most beautiful buildings in the world. A visit to this church will not live you indifferent. The place is mystical and mysterious. It located in an incredibly beautiful and enigmatic place. It is the hallmark and the symbol of this country. It is considered one of the most beautiful architectural works in the world.
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The main city or monastery church is commonly called the cathedral.
Each religion has its own churches or cathedrals.
A lot of years had to pass in the past until a church was built.
But if it was finally constructed, it became a true architectural and cultural monument.
Years passed and some of them are ruined, others are closed, but others are still visited by Christians.
All the old churches and cathedrals became amazing tourist attractions, no matter if it is decaying or not.
For a lot of people these old religious buildings are saint.
That’s why they come to see them not just for entertaining and photos, but also to enrich their souls, to clear their minds, and to approach God.
Each church or cathedral is built in a special style representing an architectural monument.
That’s why there are simple religious buildings, but there are also strange and unusual, from the architectural point of view, religious constructions.