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Iglesia y Convento La Merced, Lima
(4.3/5 based on 160+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Is located in the Centre of Lima, close to good restaurants and bars. This church is beautiful, and you can go to the basement where has the remains of some priests. There are also several relics.
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  • One Church of Lima, great course, highlights its architecture and works inside. It is part of the route of the historic centre of Lima.
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  • Excellent tour of the tourist of the city centre, should wear comfortable clothes and take into account the time of the year.
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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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