La Merced Church (Iglesia de la Merced), Quito

4.5
#8 of 12 in Historic Sites in Quito
La Merced Church (Iglesia de la Merced) is located in Quito. Work out when and for how long to visit La Merced Church (Iglesia de la Merced) and other Quito attractions using our handy Quito trip builder site .
Create an itinerary including La Merced Church (Iglesia de la Merced)
map
La Merced Church (Iglesia de la Merced) Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
74 reviews
Google
4.5
TripAdvisor
  • October 3, 2017
    La Merced Church (Iglesia de la Merced) is situated in an historical place and both the architectural design and the contents of the Church of La Merced are fascinating.  more »
  • September 22, 2017
    Quelloc he hit us were some particulars of the domes and the belfry, not being entered because it was closed. It is however one of the churches that certainly deserves to be seen, because easy to find in the old town with lots of square next and Mall.
    View original
  • September 20, 2017
    Were in Quito in may 2016 g. Draw attention to the dome located close to the Church and go into it. It turns out that this is La Merced, dating back to the 16th century. At its high (47 m) Tower-Bell Tower can be seen English clock set in the year 1820. On the whitewashed brick façade of carved stone gates are allocated, it is believed that this is the last church built during the colonial period. The main altar is a figure of the Virgin, and at the entrance-paintings depicting the merciful Holy deeds, such as the protection of the inhabitants of the city by the earthquake and volcano eruption. For insurance against natural disasters annually in the capital hosts the procession to this figure.
    View original
Google
  • July 29, 2017
    I have no words to describe the beauty of this temple, it's great
    View original
  • May 20, 2017
    This church rose in honor of the Virgin Mary protective city after volcanic eruptions of the Pichincha that threatened to destroy it in the middle of the 17TH century. The Basilica de la Merced is entered by the square of the same name, has the best view of the Temple from that side: the great white canvas above the atrium of stone, the quadrangular tower with Arabic air in the upper body and auction; the central, graceful dome and the four cupulines with flashlight on the canvas. The access door is a representative frame of stone: pilasters of intercalated niches and so expensive adornments for Indian stonemasons.
    View original
  • June 29, 2017
    A cute space in the middle of the commercial bustle of the historic centre of Quito
    View original
  • January 27, 2017
    This church is beautiful and your style is from the beginning of the Baroque. Inside is the Virgen de la Merced or earthquakes.
    View original
  • February 26, 2017
    A CHURCH REPRESENTATIVE FOR ALL THE. CATHOLICS, LOCATED IN THE HISTORIC CENTRE OF QUITO
    View original

Plan your trip to Quito

  • 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.

Where to stay in Quito

Most visitors to Quito choose to stay in La Mariscal, a touristy neighborhood filled with guesthouses, restaurants, and bars. This area is also the town's nightlife hub, drawing a young crowd of revelers from around the world. If you prefer less noise, look for a bed in La Foresta, a quieter and less crowded alternative just a few blocks away from popular entertainment opportunities. For upscale sleeping options head to the old town, boasting many of Quito's top hotels in some of its prettiest buildings.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Quito by other users

19 days in Quito, Banos & Cuenca BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, outdoors, beaches, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, outdoors, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 19 days in Quito & Cleveland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, outdoors, wildlife, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, outdoors, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 9 days in Ecuador BY A USER FROM CANADA December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Ecuador BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, culture, historic sites, museums, hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Quito BY A USER FROM ECUADOR April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 4 days in Quito BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: February, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 17 days in Ecuador BY A USER FROM CANADA June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 60 days in South America BY A USER FROM ISRAEL January, culture, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: January, culture, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 60 days in South America BY A USER FROM DENMARK March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 60 days in South America BY A USER FROM SPAIN December, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 30 days in South America BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 60 days in South America BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA October, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: October, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans