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Iglesia la Merced, Arequipa
(4.2/5 based on 70+ reviews on the web)
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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  • For anyone, no matter their religion may be interesting to visit the churches in Peru, these are very beautiful in its architecture and feature small details that are really impressive.
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  • Like other ancient churches in Arequipa, is a beautiful structure with beautiful carved images, which are worth visiting. It has daily masses and many schedule Sundays. You can visit out of the masses.
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  • It's a beautiful church which is not easy to visit, because it is often closed. The Interior is more stripped than that of other churches of Arequipa. The outside is beautiful. There are several sculptures. It is worth to come back, if the Church was closed during a visit.
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