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. 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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  • August 9, 2017
    It is worth visiting this church if these in the center of Santiago, is well-kept and has the May Christ, who belonged to the same Quintrala (Catalina from the rivers Lisperguer), this is an outstanding figure of the colony and the legend says that when la Quintrala was whipping a slave, he noted the Christ of May and found that it had a sad look ordering immediately throw it out the window, they say because I couldn't stand that no man put bad side at home. Religious Augustinian, residents of la Quintrala, picked up this image and take care of it until today.
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  • August 4, 2017
    centrally located, this church has an outer shell insignificant but a more interesting thanks to the silver statue of the Madonna on a throne, numerous votive offerings to the saints of the side chapels and numerous ancient works donated by emperors such as Charles V and Philip II. Free entrance
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  • August 3, 2017
    Beautiful inside and out. More history, for which we love these tours. It arrives on foot without difficulty doing the "cetrico circuit".
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