La Merced, Guatemala City

4.8
#3 of 9 in Historic Sites in Guatemala City
Visit La Merced, a Baroque-style church with a captivating yellow facade, and an even more exciting interior. Built between 1780 and 1813, the church should not be confused with its sister church in Antigua, although it now holds many of the Antiguan church's artworks due to damage done by an earthquake. The gold-coated central altar captures your attention upon entering, with lavishly decorated sculptures of saints embossed in gold and silver, and an extensive collection of art and relics also worthy of attention. The silver-plated altarpiece of San Judas Tadeo, frequently visited by pilgrims, stands out as the collection's highlight. Put La Merced into our Guatemala City travel route builder tool and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • The church is nice looking, but not too interesting. There are always many guatemalans around there. In front of the church, there is a nightmarket with good food during the weekends.  more »
  • In fairly modest Guatamela city monumental City, the Church of La Merced is perhaps one of the best things. To the left of the entrance you can get surcharge within deile associated developments, which are interesting and provide a good view
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  • The Church of la Merced is one of the most emblematic of the city of Guatemala due to its history and its architectural details, in one's income to the Church is an altar dedicated to Saint Jude Thaddeus, which is worshipped since the 19th century and now cue NTA with a large number of faithful devotees who flock every Wednesday with candles and floral offerings.
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