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La Merced, Guatemala City
(4.8/5 based on 80+ reviews on the web)
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. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Guatemala City holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the La Merced and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • This church is not great of beauty but is one that is used by the inhabitants of plenty of Antigua and there by worth a visit.
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  • 2 weeks ago visit the La Merced Church, and not I can stop thinking about your beautiful architectural details, its structure no doubt both recounts in every detail, you can compare both the background with the 'Ark of the Covenant"told in the old testament, is interesting to see so much beauty, I remain personally impressed with their details can come to the front and look up and you SURPRISE! I'm not Catholic, but I really enjoyed visiting this church, still preserves its beauty over the years... There is much solemnity in this temple, so if you plan to visit a church, this no doubt you mad... YOU CAN WALK AND FEEL WHAT YOU FIND IN COLONIAL...
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  • It is a quiet, special place to share and experience spiritual and approach with the people you love most. I like it because I remember times that I couldn't do it with my mother and my father shortly before both died, are memories of love and peace that are never forgotten.
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