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Iglesia y Convento La Merced, Lima

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Church Tourist Spot
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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  • We like the style and fitout of this nice church along the central pedestrian area. We liked the wooden ceiling part and some of the interior is in a funny setting.  more »
  • The convent is a beautiful structure exemplifying colonial architecture and the ever present Moorish influence. It has two large internal courtyards studded with paintings on its walls. It's serene an...  more »
  • I didn't dare to go inside, but rather contemplated its beauty and originality from the outside. Take a map of the Old Town, mark all the churches and ohter sights and just take a day to walk from one...  more »
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  • Beautiful church that mixes different styles. Outdoor granite gives only a glimpse of the baroque sculptures that we find inside, where you can admire several beautiful and impressive altars. The building houses a large Silver Cross, right by entering.
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  • Spectacular basilica of Baroque Churrigueresque style, very well maintained. Incredible pieces of art virreynal takes care within it. It is frequented by devotees of the magpie father whose remains are located on the floor of the Church. A weekend or week-day night is recommended over to meet him.
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  • Central Church of the Mercedarians, devoted to the patron saint of the armed forces of the Peru. Close to 500 years of Foundation.
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  • Good architecture, its artists outside that serve statues is frequently
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  • A nice place to visit, I love the art and history that keeps within its walls.
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