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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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  • We can't pass a church without dropping in and this one is a beautiful one in the middle of the city. The outside has great colours and the inside is very solemn, but gives you wonderful feeling being...  more »
  • A beautifully ornate church in downtown Santiago. Lovely baroque architecture. It's is just as stunning inside as outside if not more so with a beautiful altar and religious art. Very peaceful and ser...  more »
  • Quiet an an eye catching,although orthodox exterior but interior is rather dark & gloomy & much like any other Catholic church you will visit  more »