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

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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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  • The Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption of the Virgin, also known as Cusco Cathedral, is the mother church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cusco. The cathedral is located on the Plaza de Armas. ...  more »
  • Interesting to see the grand inside of the building, and hear about its history. Well worth a look as it is free and right in the centre of town  more »
  • For those who like to appreciate the architecture and art, it is a place not to be missed. The central garden, its beautiful galleries, frescoes that narrate the history of San Pedro Nolasco... An important collection of paintings, thousand nooks and crannies to discover. Clear that conquest (22kg of gold, 1.25 high and has more than 1500 precious stones, with the second largest in the world Pearl turned into a mermaid) takes all the possible admiration. Entry 10 soles ($3 approx). It's worth the time.
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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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