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Iglesia de La Merced, Santiago

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.4/5 based on 650+ reviews on the web
Visit a historical church and view religious relics at Iglesia de La Merced. Built in 1795 in the Neo-Renaissance style of architecture, the church has stood for over two centuries to become a national monument of Chile. Walk within the church and appreciate the statues of religious figures and murals on the ceilings. Attached to the church sits a museum which houses religious artifacts, including some from Easter Island. The museum also boasts a rongorongo tablet, one of only 29 left in the world. Add Iglesia de La Merced to your Santiago travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Santiago family vacation planner.
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  • beautiful and well preserved, not the complete visit without going through the Museum, which is located on one side
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  • It is a historical place and interesting, has a museum which makes it more attractive the visit to the Church.
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  • Inside, it has the oldest Catholic image of the country (la virgen de La Merced), it is a beautiful place to contemplate. There are vestiges of colonial times. You can visit its Museum, which is on the second floor.
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