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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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  • Spectacular altar, much wealth, could hear mass already that the tour I it prevented. I really liked
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  • It is a very interesting visit and the Church is beautiful .lastima that in the Museum area can't take pictures
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  • The Church is all barrroca, is a short walk from the Plaza de Armas, I recommend that you visit it on the way to the Plaza or coming from it. If can assemble a travel by these churches (the Merced, the Nazarene, convent Santo Domingo and convent San Francisco) including the Cathedral and the Palace, by your has serious phenomenal.
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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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