Iglesia de La Merced, Granada

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Pay a visit to Iglesia de La Merced, a historic site of Catholic pilgrimage. Originally built in 1539, the church was razed by pirates in the mid 17th century and rebuilt with its current Baroque facade in the 1780s. Restored with an ornate interior in the 1860s, the church today contains an image of the Virgen de Fatima, a sacred object that draws many pilgrims. Climb up the bell tower that flanks the church to gain extensive views of the city and beyond, including many major urban and natural attractions. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Iglesia de La Merced and many more Granada attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Granada tour itinerary website .
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  • Very good views from the bell tower. It is worth the dollar. What was even better was going back for the sunset. They let the last group up around five so don't be late. On the day we went it wasn't e...  more »
  • Attention! Open until 17:00! A small amount in cordobas must be paid up by the close stairway that ends at the belfry. Around the Tower, from its four balconies, n seen beautiful views of Granada and the surrounding landscape, as the Masaya Volcano. Recommended
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  • After a few steps, you find yourself with an incredible view of the city of Granada, the Lake and the volcano Mombacho. It is a compulsory attraction on the visit to Granada.
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  • Pretty average church with nice facade and stunning view from the top tower. $1 fee to go up the tower.
  • The climb to the bell tower cost 1$ and provides a great view on the city in the late afternoon
  • It's a shame really, because the views from here are actually pretty stunning, but like a lot of people say, it is often closed for no particular reason. I feel kind of harsh rating it anything below average, but the actual church itself is very average, the views are what make this so great... And they are pretty hard to come by.
  • Definitely the best view of the city!
  • On of the best views of town can be caught here.

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