Iglesia de la Merced, Panama City

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  • Iglesia de la Merced is a beautiful church with a lovely golden altar and well labeled (in Spanish and English) statues. When we visited, the church had a back room with the largest Nativity scene I h...  more »
  • Worth knowing it, explore their history, their store. It is located in the old town. You can visit together with old Panama and the Canal tours travel
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  • Part of the exterior has been restored, part is still on the to do list. Well worth a visit, to see the wooden interior and the statues of saints. This is the only church in town with a wooden roof.  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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