Museo de Arte Colonial y Religioso La Merced, Cali
(4.5/5 based on 75+ reviews on the web)
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. For Museo de Arte Colonial y Religioso La Merced and beyond, use our Cali itinerary builder to get the most from your Cali vacation.
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  • Unique opportunity to observe the preserved colonial architecture and works of art, mainly Quito. Wonderful! The Super Guide...
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  • Only open during work ours. There for 3 Days and was closed those three days. They should definitely open on Saturday so tourists and the locals could have a chance to see inside. Looks well preserved...  more »
  • This museum is in a historical place which houses also the archaeological museum and the Church of la merced
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  • A casa colonial very nice and fresh, but with many mosquitoes. Boost more exhibitions and events that appeal to the public need.
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  • A place of great historical value
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  • A place to not miss.
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