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Iglesia de La Merced, Granada

Categories: Churches, Tourist Spots
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4.6/5 based on 500+ reviews on the web
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. Arrange to visit Iglesia de La Merced and other attractions in Granada using our Granada tourist route planner.
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  • I really loved the church for its history and also for the nice architecture it has. It's a nice place to take your best selfie with a beautiful background, or a great portrait. It cost $1 to climb th...  read more »
  • This church is a great photo op, with the outside which looks like 16th century colonial ruins but is really cool and the inspiring interior plus the city views. Check it off as a must see place while...  read more »
  • Small admission price and beautiful views over the city. That is a must in my opinion, if you're here. All alone, we could do up here pretty pictures. The only shortcoming is that you can enjoy the sunset not here, since they close before ;-)
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  • The church is decent but the main highlight is climbing to the top of the belltower. It costs 25 Cordobas or $1 to get up. You climb a tight spiral staircase to get there. You get good views of Granada but not quite as impressive as the church in Leon, still worth 15-30 minutes of your time.
  • You can go on the bell tower for 1$. You have a great view over Granada. The best time would be just before sunset. There is a great light over the city.
  • For a small fee you can take the step steps up to the top of the bell tower - if it's a clear day it's well worth doing it, the views are stunning - all the colourful architecture and the lake in the background.
  • Great view of the city, and a lovely church with a low price for a tour
  • Great viewing tower for $1
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