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 »
  • Perhaps another Museum that is on the side is best known and most renowned archaeological museum. However, this is also part of the complex and is very interesting to visit him. It is run by nuns very personable and friendly. The internal architecture and gardens it is worth seeing them, as well as the collection of religious art from different artists and periods after the colony. A place very interesting in the area cultural de Cali.
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  • Built in a former convent, shows what life was like in the monastery here. Interesting when you enjoy history. Has Church working attaches,
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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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