Church and Convent of Our Lady of Mercy (Iglesia de La Merced), Cusco

(4.4/5 based on 150+ reviews on the web)
Built in the mid 17th century, Church and Convent of Our Lady of Mercy (Iglesia de La Merced) reflects Cusco’s religious history. The Catholic church was built in an ornate Baroque style typical of churches of the time. Head inside to see the intricately sculpted altar and cloisters, as well as numerous examples of colonial carvings and paintings. The impressive baroque tower and facade deserve to be captured on film, so take a camera along. Put Church and Convent of Our Lady of Mercy (Iglesia de La Merced) into our Cusco trip generator to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Cusco.
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  • Got the ticket which allowed visitation at 6 different locations in Cusco, and the Church and Convent of Our Lady was one of them. Wonderful in every way: beauty, conservation, works of art, richly decorated chapels, perfect images and richly ornamented, with emphasis on the black Christ. We were more than 2 hours inside the Church dazzled by the size and beauty to behold.
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  • This is the minimum that you should spend on the premises of the Church inside and out. Just the extreme size of the canvases whose authors were locals, lots of catacombs, and messages of the ancient Inca's heirs to the Spaniards.
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  • It was interesting to discover the quarters, old building, very interesting, the preserved architecture.
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  • Another beautiful place of worship. It felt truly peaceful
  • peaceful and nice.
  • The architecture and facade were elegant. Since Sunday worship was taking place, I could not go to the altar. However, I could feel big dignities even from the entrance of the church.
  • Beautiful church.
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  • Excellent
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