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Iglesia de La Merced, Santiago

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Religious Site
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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  • The day done by Friday of Easter mass in latin, it is very beautiful. He plays arrive with time because sometimes it fills up very quickly.
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  • Very centrally located Church to make any visit short to make a walk through the heart of the Chilean capital.
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  • "An interesting comment on detail, - that is its carillon - and in this there is a very beautiful story." It was the year 1931, comes to Chile the great author and Argentine poet Enrique Santos Discépolo with his friend Alfredo Le Pera, and according to one of the versions that exist these two friends on a night of farra and when they were already walking early in the morning to their hotel, they pass through the Church of La Merced, and at that precise moment starts with a beautiful melody chime and Discépolo all the inspiration comes pulls out a notebook and hence was born the famous "Carillón de la Merced" tango, which is as famous as Cambalache, one, Yira Yira, etc,... In one of the walls of the church there is a plaque and medal recalling this magnificent work of the master.
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