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. 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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  • Two museums attached. Back to the history of the Augustinian nuns. In the Church of la merced, you can see the Jesús de la Esperanza.
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  • The Museum is modest, but very interesting. Has many religious and cultural references of colonial art. Worth knowing and visiting this museum space.
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  • Great place if you're in the center of Cali, has a small collection of religious art, at the reception we attended a religious, you asked about the location of the altar dedicated to Mr Santiago de Cali and he told me that there is no building dedicated to this Saint, lets you explore space freely, watch out for the steps, they are short and slippery.
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  • A typical place of the city
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