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.
Create a full Cali itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Cali

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Cali by other users

48 days in Colombia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 19 days in Colombia BY A USER FROM BELGIUM August, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, shopping, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 26 days in Colombia BY A USER FROM COLOMBIA December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 52 days in Colombia BY A USER FROM ARGENTINA December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 35 days in Colombia BY A USER FROM SURINAME December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Cali BY A USER FROM COLOMBIA January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Cali BY A USER FROM COLOMBIA March, outdoors, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: March, outdoors, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Colombia BY A USER FROM AUSTRIA January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 26 days in Colombia BY A USER FROM ISRAEL February, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: February, outdoors, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 26 days in Colombia BY A USER FROM ISRAEL February, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: February, outdoors, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 24 days in Colombia BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS January, culture, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: January, culture, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 21 days in Colombia BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • This museum is in a historical place which houses also the archaeological museum and the Church of la merced
    View original
  • Beautiful Museum located in the center of Cali, in its facilities you can see colonial architecture, has indigenous and religious pieces. Preferred
    View original
  • All of La Merced is one of the first group of buildings built in Cali. The Church and the convent are very well preserved and the cloister very welcoming with its plants, its fountain and its light. The Museum is quite small and mostly devoted to religious art.
    View original
Google
  • A casa colonial very nice and fresh, but with many mosquitoes. Boost more exhibitions and events that appeal to the public need.
    View original
  • A place of great historical value
    View original
  • A place to not miss.
    View original