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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  • A little piece of great beauty in the middle of the city! A place of calm, to sit and thank you! Beautiful building and lovely images are exposed. Worth visiting! Free entry!
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  • Ideal place to see old Christian art. Easy to find (downtown). one of the ilesias most oldest in Santiago.
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  • Basilica, with the image of the virgen de la Merced that Pedro de Valdivia trjo on his expedition to Chile. Beautiful architecture, courtyard and Museum even more cute
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