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Iglesia la Merced, Arequipa

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Religious Site Tourist Spot
Experience the simple yet stunning architecture of Iglesia la Merced. It famously features a library and paintings dedicated to the Virgin Mary. Inside you'll find a large white nave featuring crystal chandeliers, paintings decorating the walls, and wooden pews split by a central walkway going all the way down to the altar. Use our Arequipa family vacation planner to arrange your visit to Iglesia la Merced and other attractions in Arequipa.
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  • Outside the architecture is already a spectacle, but inside she surprised even more. The Church is all clean stone, but in some stretches I can see that the coverage of the walls was removed, probably had more paintings and paintings. Is beautiful!
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  • Beautiful church, completed in the 17TH century, Central and simple, a single nave, long and narrow, Ashlar.
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  • It is a church located in the center of the city that has the Baroque art as the others. Your visit is not necessary
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  • The architecture that made the Church is very appreciable.
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Most accommodations in Arequipa cluster on the east side of the Chili River. The historical center offers the best selection of options, with plenty of budget hostels and mid-range hotels scattered throughout its streets. For something quieter, look north to the neighborhoods of Zemanat and San Jacinto. If you're looking for a suburban experience, stay in the western neighborhood of Yanahuara.
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