La Merced, Guatemala City

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#3 of 7 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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  • It is a beautiful Guatemalan architecture monument and allows to observe the form of worship of the 19th century
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  • The Merces is a very historical Catedrar and picturesque in Guatemala. You can not leave without go through it and give thanks to God for his blessings and all the good things that gives us every day. This place in particular transports you to the time of the conquistadors.
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  • If you like historic places and religious buildings, La Merced is right for you! The best day to visit is on wenesdays because in this Church you will find the miracaulos: San Judas Tadeo, and special...  more »

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