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

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Religious Site Tourist Spot
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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TripAdvisor
  • We greatly enjoyed our visit to this convent. Again, our guide brought this place to life, with his knowledge  more »
  • You can easily visit this church in an hour and it is worth the time. We went with a guide which allowed us to learn about the real history of the church and important features that we would have miss...  more »
  • My colleague reviewers were right, most of the people just visit the main cathedrale. This church and convent is even as impressive with its unique setup and art pieces. There are much less people and...  more »
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  • Another beautiful place of worship. It felt truly peaceful
  • 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.
  • peaceful and nice.
  • 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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  • Very nice minor la Merced basilica.
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