Iglesia de La Merced, Santiago

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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. A visit to Iglesia de La Merced represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Santiago online trip itinerary planner to plot your vacation.
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  • This church features some bells which tell you the time, and such characteristic was immortalised in the tango called "Carillón de La Merced", written by the Argentinean Enrique Santos Discepolo.  more »
  • Recently did a tour of the churches of Santiago and La Merced was one of them. It's a beautiful place and full of history. If you want to visit, recommend a walking tour. It's worth it.
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  • Temple of the pure Spanish Baroque style, with good natural lighting and excellent quality of imagery
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