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Iglesia y Convento La Merced, Lima

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Religion, history, and architecture enthusiasts will find plenty to appreciate at Iglesia y Convento La Merced, a church steeped in rich history dating back to the early 16th century, as old as the city itself. Pay special attention to the opulent baroque architecture here, from the ornately carved stone on the outside to the intricate altars of the interior. Pack your camera as the church's grandiose facade makes for an impressive and unmissable photo opportunity. Plan to see Iglesia y Convento La Merced and other attractions that appeal to you using our Lima vacation route planner.
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  • Walking through Lima, do not pass by this Council. Very peaceful and beautiful place. Here in hot weather, you can sit down and relax in the cool. Let the soul finds peace. ..
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  • In the historical centre you find this church, which has the whole façade crafted in Baroque style and surprise yourself with the inner beauty. Worth the visit.
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  • It is a really nice place. Large. You can also visit the tower and has a view of the city of Lima from above. It is worth
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  • Building started in 1535, held by the religious Order of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mercy. Churriguerezco style. Tomb of a venerable a'd beautiful crucifix in the southern absid. Ask for the visit of the sacristy with the story of Joseph the patriarch and of the Prodigal son, french artst XVIIIth c.
  • I'm really loving Peru's vibrantly coloured churches. This beauty also has an intricately carved front façade
  • Free admission and I do think the church and the decor are more impressive than the others (cathedral and the San Francisco). The chapels are impressive.
  • Stumbled upon this beautiful church during mass. Bring some change to light candles.
  • It is an imposing architecture of Lima Churrigueresque Baroque style church. It is churches busiest in dates of Easter and its interior is fabulous with soft lighting and monuments of Saints very well prepared. My father loves this church for being devout father Urraca, who was beatified by the Pope Juan Pablo II
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