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. Using our international travel planner, Lima attractions like Iglesia y Convento La Merced can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • in foundations of 1687. External input is a very fine workmanship gives a pleasant image. Don't take pictures inside. It's filled with historic artifacts. Open for worship services.
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  • far the most beautiful, take as many photos that they shake, its architecture and atmosphere will transport you, it really is a must
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  • This church is wedged between beautiful buildings - if you're in the area or church fan - worth a visit. Very beautiful, richly decorated interior part.
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  • 利馬老城中的教堂,很有年頭的感覺,像是意大利老城中的教堂。
  • A partir of the cultural heritage
  • 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
  • A historical and beautiful church!

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