Iglesia Nuestra Senora de La Merced, Sucre

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#6 of 13 in Historic Sites in Sucre
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Iglesia Nuestra Senora de La Merced is located in Sucre. Take a look at our Sucre itinerary builder to schedule your visit to Iglesia Nuestra Senora de La Merced and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • This really run down, shabby church is a must see in Sucre. For only BS10 it is well worth it. The main and side altars are really spectacular, intricately carved and decorated in gold. You can ascend...  more »
  • Is being restored. We pay 10 Bolivians to know and is very worthwhile. Climb 30 steps to the chorus and then another 30 to the dome to see the city. The pulpit is stunning, but the ceiling is simple. It is not recommended to go up with children until the viewpoint, as it does not have protection grid.
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  • In all of Sucre, this was the nicest church we visited. It is a Jesuit one as far as I recall and even though it does not look that ornate on the outside, it is has a stunning interior, full of iconog...  more »

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