Iglesia de La Merced, Granada

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#1 of 18 in Historic Sites in Nicaragua
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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  • took forty pics of this church, it is really nice example of colonial architecture, I will post pics here on tripadvisor  more »
  • Check this out, not far from the city center. For $1 you can climb the small steps up to the bell tower (must be over 11, I think) and get a nice view. Worth it!  more »
  • If the Church in it even is not particularly exceptional, should not miss from the tiny climb that leads to high because the view since there is fantastic on the volcano and the roofs of the city of Granada, the spires of many other churches ...
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  • 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.
  • On of the best views of town can be caught here.
  • For $1 on a clear day, the tower is one of the best value attractions in Granada.
  • There's not a whole lot to see, but there is a beautiful view of the cathedral. It's equivalent of $1 USD to climb the tower.
  • Best view of town is from the bell tower.

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