THE 10 BEST RELIGIOUS TOURIST DESTINATIONS OF COLOMBIA

Al transcurso del tiempo Colombia se ha destacado de diversas maneras al referirnos al turismo. siendo Historia, deporte y música los más representativos ya que los mismo han tenido un auge notorio, debido a esto se ha dejado a un lado destinos de interés de igual importancia como en este caso los religiosos; a pesar que la creencia, ideología o religión inicial del colombiano sea la católica esta misma ha creado destinos de interés turístico dignos de admirar por lo tanto diez de las mismas se apreciarán a continuación.

 

SANCTUARY OF LAS LAJAS

 

LAS LAJAS

 

Ipiales, Nariño hides among hills full of greenery and 100 meters above the Guáitara river a Neogothic art work cast in gray and white stones.

Inside this temple for Christian worship dwells the painting of “Our Lady of the Rosary of Las Lajas” it is found in a slab stone of 3.20 meters high and 2.03 wide which has a particular initiative initiative for the construction of it.

 

SANCTUARY OF THE LORD OF THE MIRACLES

 

SANTUARIO DEL SEÑOR DE LOS MILAGROS

 

Starting its construction in 1922 The minor Basilica of the Lord of Miracles of Guadalajara de Buga is the owner of one of the most beautiful stories for the Catholic religion, it is believed that it is unique because throughout history According to his faithful devotees, it has the ability to make the requests of those who visit him with Faith a reality. (Work miracles)

 

BASILICA OF THE LORD OF MONSERRATE

 

monserrate

 

Over the eastern mountain range. In Bogota; Colombian capital At 3152 meters high is this Basilica which is believed to be more than sixteen million years old, and initially built to worship the virgin of Monserrate, although shortly after her invocation was replaced to the “Holy Christ fallen to the scourges and nailed to the cross. ”

This is considered one of the biggest attractions of the city for its strong history and for being considered a “miracle worker”

 

OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION

 

 NUESTRA SEÑORA DE LA ASUNCIÓN

 

Immersed in the historic center of Popayán, in front of the Caldas Park is this huge metropolitan basilica, it was founded in 1594 under the invocation of Our Lady of the Assumption of Popayán, although this cathedral currently worships the Virgin Mary .

The same in December of 1959 of the hand to the historical center was named as national monument of the country giving a great impulse to it the works realized in its interior to beautify it.

 

SALT CATHEDRAL

 

zipaquira

 

In Zipaquirá. To the north of the capital of the country, approximately 180 meters underground, in the salt mines is this beautiful site that invites total reflection.

This cathedral has been uniquely sculpted in salt by the Colombian architect Roswell Garavito, and thanks to him in 2007 it was chosen as the No. 1 within the well-known 7 wonders of Colombia, it is also considered as one of the architectural achievements of the country for what is stipulated as a jewel of modern architecture.

 

CHURCH OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION

 

Mompox

 

Falling in love with its visitors on the banks of the Magdalena River is the church to the immaculate conception, in a small colonial town which stands out for the warmth of its premises. Mompox saw her rise in 1541 when Pedro de Heredia decided to build it, and although it has witnessed multiple modifications throughout history, it still maintains her Semi-Romantic style.

 

BASIC CATHEDRAL OF SANTA MARTA

 

SANTA MARTA CATEDRAL BASÍLICA

 

Located in the historic center of Santa Marta is the great basilica of the city, endowed with history it was home to the remains of the liberator Simón Bolívar for more than fifteen years and the remains of Rodrigo Galván De Bastidas founder of the city who there They rest until today.

This Renaissance work was the first cathedral built in Colombia and in South America, so it adorns a Latin inscription that translates “Mother of all ecclesiastical jurisdictions of Colombia”

 

BASÍLICA DE NUESTRA SEÑORA DEL ROSARIO

 

chiquinquira

 

With 2,800 square meters this basilica is considered one of the largest, being the virgin of Chiquinquirá the Patron Virgin of Colombia is the invocation to her, although in the same initially the Virgin Mary is worshiped.

 

MONUMENT TO CHRIST KING

 

monumento

 

In the corregimiento of Los Andes, Valle del cauca is this monument made of iron and concrete.
The sculptor Alideo Tazzioli took nearly four years of daily work to complete with this great sculpture who now greets the caleños from the top of the hill the crystals..

 

 CATHEDRAL OF SANTA CATALINA DE ALEJANDRÍA

 

iglesia

 

The cathedral of Santa Catalina was built in 1535, just two years after the city of Cartagena was officially founded. This metropolitan was granted the title of Minor Basilica by Pope Pius XXI for what was declared a National Monument of Colombia. The cathedral has a properly classicist or herreriano style which was the most demanded at the time, today this beautiful cathedral is part of the wonderful structures that adorn the historic center of the famous walled.