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By Air

Ipiales has the St. Louis airport, which since 2012, to raise its international status, given the expansions taking place in its track, the importance of the border city and the airport. Currently the company serves Satena in daily flights to Cali and Bogota for passengers and commercial cargo.

By Land

Ipiales is crossed by the Pan American Highway and other routes of second and third order.

Key places to visit
Santuario de Las Lajas, Plaza Twentieth of July, The museum of Las Lajas, The art museum Vosmediano Carlos Rosero, Rumichaca International Bridge


Places to Visit

Santuario de Las Lajas

The Shrine of Our Lady of Las Lajas is a temple and basilica for Catholic worship and veneration of Our Lady of Las Lajas located in Ipiales, southern Colombia and is a destination for pilgrimage and tourism from the eighteenth century. The sanctuary is located in the river canyon Guaitara in the township of Las Lajas municipality of Ipiales, seven kilometers from the municipal town in the department of Narino (Colombia) and 10 km from the border with Ecuador. The present construction, the fourth since the eighteenth century, replaced a chapel dating from the nineteenth century and is a gray stone church style white Gothic Revival, in imitation of the Gothic of the fourteenth century, consisting of three ships built on a bridge of two arcs crossing over the river and makes atrium or plaza of the Basilica uniting with the other side of the canyon.The height of the temple, from its base to the tower is 100 meters, and the bridge is 50 meters by 17 meters wide and 20 meters long.

Plaza Twentieth of July

Formerly Plaza Mayor, is the first of the parks Ipiales (1910) in the center of the city, remodeled several times, most recently in 2007, with a modern style which contrasts with the surrounding buildings. In your environment is the Cathedral, built in the mid eighteenth century, republican style with a beautiful carved wooden altar and religious art. To the south is the Town Hall was renovated in 2006. In the center of the park the statue of liberty, built in 1930 on the north side, the house where the Ecuadorian Juan Montalvo polygraph, mall today, among others.

The museum of Las Lajas

The museum of Las Lajas, with the history of the Sanctuary, photographs, sculptures and religious relics, paintings and costumes ecclesiastical also a sign of cultural and spiritual wealth of our ancestors, the indigenous grasses
The city is a large museum, for their houses of republican architecture, which should form the historic center, too, the beautiful temples, which house valuable religious sculptures, parks with effigies of independence. The museum photo of Don Teofilo Mera, a jewel that houses the story interesting graphical Ipiales, some ice cream on display at the July 20, or in private homes.

The art museum Vosmediano Carlos Rosero

The art museum Vosmediano Carlos Rosero, with plastic utensils once regional, as well as the paint shops of several teachers with valuable bill. And the old photographs and samples of landscapes, own permanent or traveling exhibition. View (Home: ipialenos characters: painters and photographers)

Rumichaca International Bridge

The International Bridge Rumichaca is the main border crossing between the nations of Colombia and Ecuador over the river Carchi was originally the official step border and is the result of oradación of the rock by the force of water from the river that this point and down, in Colombia, is called River Guaitara and forms a deep canyon.It is a natural bridge, structured by Huayna Capac, the Inca ruler, for the passage of his troops, on the winding river Carchi that this site is the spectacular canyon of the river. Since 1880, National Customs and is located in the Ecuador-Colombia border, 3 miles from Ipiales ( Narino ), and 7 miles of Tulcan ( Carchi ) on the road Panamericana linking the Americas: North, center, with the the south.

Right Time to Visit

September - November