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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  • September 28, 2017
    It is a true reflection of how the Spaniards trampled and crushed all Inca... A horror the indigenous genocide...
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  • September 23, 2017
    Do was with a guide, we were on tour, and that was a plus to the level of this visit. The place is beautiful, and helps to understand the history of the incas.
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  • September 6, 2017
    The place that most impressed me, was the place where the monks made their Gregorian chants, which is designed with a beautiful carved work in mahogany representing Franciscan Saints, there are plenty of paintings of the school Cusqueña of s XVII and the second largest South American painting.
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  • August 7, 2016
    Another beautiful place of worship. It felt truly peaceful
  • December 28, 2015
    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.
  • September 11, 2016
    peaceful and nice.
  • March 21, 2017
    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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  • June 13, 2017
    Very nice minor la Merced basilica.
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