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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  • Beautiful old building, I believe it was a monestary or church. Parts of the original walls remain. Lush courtyard in the middle with rooms around the garden, each representing different eras in Colom...  more »
  • 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 »
  • Located next to the Iglesia dela Merced, this museo is easy to find. Entrance fee is 4,000 Colombian pesos. I was the only guest during my visit and Snyder, the guide on duty was very helpful and kind...  more »