Iglesia y Convento La Merced, Lima

4.4
Church · Hidden Gem · 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. 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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  • The first ever Catholic mass in Lima, back 1534 - even before the city's official foundation on January 18, 1535 - was celebrated here, at the very site of the "Basilica Menor y Convento de Nuestra...  more »
  • Visiting the Iglesia and Convento La Merced Nativity is a wonderful experience. If you are in downtown Lima it is a must!  more »
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  • Did they a chance to go inside but the exterior is well done.
  • before the Plaza de Armas this is a very good starting point to see and learn about the religious traditions in Perú.
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