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Iglesia de La Merced, Granada

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Church Tourist Spot
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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  • Beautiful church and beautiful architecture. Granada has alot of churches and this one is among the best architecturally. Its a bit off the main square but there is a super nice restaurant next to it  more »
  • Ever since I saw a picture of Granada taken from its' bell tower, I knew that I would have to make my way to Nicaragua. While the spectacular views of the city are an icing on the cake, the church its...  more »
  • What an amazing view! Climb to the top of the bell tower of this beautiful ornate church and you see for miles across the city and Lake Nicaragua. It's a tough climb on narrow little steps but believe...  more »
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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.
  • 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.
  • Pay the dollar to climb to the top of the tower - great view.
  • Best view of town is from the bell tower.