Museo de Arte Colonial y Religioso La Merced, Cali

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Dating back to 1678, Museo de Arte Colonial y Religioso La Merced stands on the site of the founding of the city of Santiago de Cali. The religious complex consists of four main parts: the main nave dedicated to the city's patron saint (Our Lady of Mercy), auxiliary chapels dedicated to Our Lady of Remedies and the Christ Lateran, a museum of religious art, and an archeological museum. The convent--now a national monument--epitomizes colonial architecture with its white walls, unpolished stone altars and floors, and olive doors. Don't miss the wooden carving of San Pedro Nolasco in the museum of religious art. In the archeological museum look for examples of precolonial ceramics. Put Museo de Arte Colonial y Religioso La Merced into our Cali road trip planning site and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • La Merced, right in the center of the city, is part of the very traditional historical atractions that Cali has to offer its visitors. It is filled with very nice architectural designs and stories tha...  more »
  • The history of the pre-Columbian world and the colony in this part of the world can be seen in this small but very beautiful Museum. It is a visit
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  • The museums of Cali have surprised me. This museum shows parts the old convent of la Merced, today still in operation. Small parts that are shown are religious artifacts from the 18th century, in a very restored 16th century convent, but very charming. All parts have a small poster that explains their meaning and function. You can visit the Saturday morning. In Cali there should be much tourism, because the three museums I've visited, was only, which also gives it an air of magic. The person that I attended was extremely friendly. If you can, go see it. No doubt.
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  • A typical place of the city
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