"Ipiales" Ipiales by morgr

Ipiales Travel Guide: 6 reviews and 10 photos

Ipiales is an uninspiring commercial city that sits on the border with Ecuador. At close to 3000m in altitude, it is one of the coldest cities in Colombia, despite being one of the closest to the equator.

The reason to stop here is to go take a look at the famous Las Lajas cathedral a short ways out of town. The cathedral is dramatically situated atop a bridge spanning across a deep gorge. The church was build between 1926 and 1944 to mark the spot where the image of the Vifgin Mary is said to have appeared in the mid 18th century.

  • Last visit to Ipiales: Feb 2007
  • Intro Updated May 25, 2007
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  • BorderHopper's Profile Photo
    May 26, 2008 at 4:11 AM

    Thanks for the info regarding your travels to Ipiales. It's appreciated......esp. considering we'll be heading there in August. Happy travels!

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