GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Pasto is a city in western Colombia known for its Blacks and Whites Carnival. The Carnival Museum houses giant figures used in the celebratory parades. The colonial, Moorish-influenced Temple of St. John the Baptist sits beside central Nariño Square. The Banco de la República Gold Museum displays pre-Columbian artifacts. Southwest of Pasto is Las Lajas Sanctuary, a Gothic church built into a gorge.

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IGLESIA NUESTRA SENORA DE LA MERCED

The history of the Temple of Our Lady of the Mercedes dates back to the beginning of the 17th century when the Mercedarian Order arrived in Pasto and erected a temple, recognized in America by its portal supported by golden lions. It venerated the image of the Virgen de las Mercedes, patroness of the capital of the department of Nariño.

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CITY CENTER

Pasto is a city in western Colombia known for its Blacks and Whites Carnival. The Carnival Museum houses giant figures used in the celebratory parades. The colonial, Moorish-influenced Temple of St. John the Baptist sits beside central Nariño Square. The Banco de la República Gold Museum displays pre-Columbian artifacts. Southwest of Pasto is Las Lajas Sanctuary, a Gothic church built into a gorge.

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PLAZA DE CARNAVAL

The Plaza del Carnaval y la Cultura, also called Plaza del Carnaval , is a public space in the center of San Juan de Pasto that hosts the Carnival of Blacks and Whites every January.

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TEMPLO DE SAN JUAN BAUTISTA

The San Juan Bautista temple is located in the center of the city and was its first cathedral. In colonial style, this church holds the remains of the Pastor of Independence Agustín Agualongo, as well as the image of San Juan Bautista that was used by Sebastian de Belalcázar to found Pasto in 1537.

IGLESIA NUESTRA SENORA DE LA MERCED

Fabio_s-LifeTour---Colombia-(2015-January-February)---Pasto---Iglesia-Nuestra-Se§ora-De-Las-Mercedes---10558 COVER

The history of the Temple of Our Lady of the Mercedes dates back to the beginning of the 17th century when the Mercedarian Order arrived in Pasto and erected a temple, recognized in America by its portal supported by golden lions. It venerated the image of the Virgen de las Mercedes, patroness of the capital of the department of Nariño.

CITY CENTER

Fabio_s-LifeTour---Colombia-(2015-January-February)---Pasto---Other-pictures-Pasto---10883 COVER

Pasto is a city in western Colombia known for its Blacks and Whites Carnival. The Carnival Museum houses giant figures used in the celebratory parades. The colonial, Moorish-influenced Temple of St. John the Baptist sits beside central Nariño Square. The Banco de la República Gold Museum displays pre-Columbian artifacts. Southwest of Pasto is Las Lajas Sanctuary, a Gothic church built into a gorge.

PLAZA DE CARNAVAL

Fabio_s-LifeTour---Colombia-(2015-January-February)---Pasto---Plaza-de-Carnaval---10216 COVER

The Plaza del Carnaval y la Cultura, also called Plaza del Carnaval , is a public space in the center of San Juan de Pasto that hosts the Carnival of Blacks and Whites every January.

TEMPLO DE SAN JUAN BAUTISTA

Fabio_s-LifeTour---Colombia-(2015-January-February)---Pasto---Templo-de-San-Juan-Bautista---10654 COVER

The San Juan Bautista temple is located in the center of the city and was its first cathedral. In colonial style, this church holds the remains of the Pastor of Independence Agustín Agualongo, as well as the image of San Juan Bautista that was used by Sebastian de Belalcázar to found Pasto in 1537.

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