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

4.4
#18 of 28 in Historic Sites in Cusco
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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  • Impressive nave with an organ with poignant sound. Two images of the Virgin, with hair coexist moreno and blonde. I was fortunate to attend during mass, a memorable experience
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  • Churches in Peru are full of gold and silver and are all very ornate, this one is beautiful and has Inca influences which make it more interesting.  more »
  • We greatly enjoyed our visit to this convent. Again, our guide brought this place to life, with his knowledge  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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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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