Iglesia de la Merced, Panama City

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#9 of 17 in Historic Sites in Panama City
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  • The well-preserved Iglesia de la Merced has a peculiar, unusual story behind it if not quite for the old Panamá. Originally had been built in the old town elsewhere, moved however after several attacks and damage as a result of pirate raids on their present site stone by stone new. The final establishment in 1680 from wall remnants of repeatedly destroyed city was 1680, so in the early Baroque, which attests to the front of the inner sector, that is the entrance of the nave. The two white towers are recent. Special attention deserves the statue of "María del Socorro", holding a ship in her hand, a telling symbol of the city. The decorations inside are not so overloaded for the epoch of the formation pleasingly discreet, as is otherwise common on the continent in baroque churches. The ceiling is made of wood, also the considerably high pillars in the nave, the floor is tastefully tiled. There are statuettes, whose clothing are beautifully decorated in various alcoves around the Hall. Among the many baroque churches in Latin America, Iglesia de la Merced is undoubtedly a gem.
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  • The old inside the sort of new was amazing to see. A must if you are in Old town. Do take the time to visit the Church. It is beautiful  more »
  • Amazing that this still remains! The feeling you get from the old buildings are amazing and astonishing.  more »
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  • Beautiful old church from the 1500-1600's!
  • Nice church.
  • Nice little church with nice Christmas theme right now. Easy to visit while in Casco area.
  • Iglesia La Merced features an historic church facade moved from a structure in Panama Vieja. At the time of my visit, certain areas of the interior were being restored. It was impressive to see the original wood columns as well as the wood ceiling. Having had the opportunity to visit and tour the numerous churches in Casca this church was unique in that most statues were dresssed in real clothing.
  • It was hard to find an open church in Casco Viejo due to renovations at the cathedral and the church of San Francisco. Iglesia La Merced was not only open but beautiful, and seems to have an active parish. Very much worth the visit.
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