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. Discover how to plan a Cusco trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.
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  • The Basilica of Mercedes is very beautiful, was built by Fr. Miguel de Orenas in 1535. Is located in the historic center of Cusco. One more beautiful, ancient Church of Peru. We were lucky to find it open. Cusco is beautiful, too bad we stayed a short time in the city.
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  • Got there early in the am around 8 so just did the church. Reminded of the churches I saw in Italy. Very old world and very beautiful. Just off Avenida del Sol.  more »
  • In addition to highlighting its architecture and decoration in Interior, the Church has a clear religious, historical and cultural importance to the city of Cusco. It is a not to be missed visit that not time-consuming.
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  • 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.
  • Another beautiful place of worship. It felt truly peaceful
  • peaceful and nice.
  • Beautiful architecture and can be reached easily from the Cathedral walk by any Av. The Sun
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  • The minor Basilica de la Merced is home to many important works. The convent houses the custody more beautiful of all Peru. In addition to its formidable cloister entirely carved in stone.
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One of Peru's most visited cities, Cusco boasts lodgings suitable for every traveler's needs. Scores of hotels ensure plenty of comfortable rooms for tourists coming to explore the nearby archeological sites. Despite the abundance of hotels, room rates remain among the highest in the country, especially during peak season (June to mid-September). Budget-conscious visitors can choose from a range of hostels and small family-run hotels, many located in quiet streets just a walk away from the town's central area.
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