La Merced Church (Iglesia de la Merced), Quito

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#8 of 12 in Historic Sites in Quito
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  • Visit churches in Ecuador is fundamental. This is also very beautiful. Access was hampered by the construction of the subway, but it was worth it.
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  • This is a beautiful place, and while I'm not Catholic, I felt moved. The structure is beautiful and very early in the morning the people that live here go to pray. Put some money in the donation box n...  more »
  • When it was built, and along with the building throughout its interior, there was no computer to program them, working wood. Therefore, this craftsmanship that I can summarize as gem not only is worth seeing, but admire. Here is the second reason for the title: safety pin.
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  • I have no words to describe the beauty of this temple, it's great
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  • 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.
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  • A cute space in the middle of the commercial bustle of the historic centre of Quito
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  • This church is beautiful and your style is from the beginning of the Baroque. Inside is the Virgen de la Merced or earthquakes.
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  • A CHURCH REPRESENTATIVE FOR ALL THE. CATHOLICS, LOCATED IN THE HISTORIC CENTRE OF QUITO
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