Iglesia y Convento La Merced, Lima

4.4
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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  • This is the only church in Lima that I remember having an ornately decorated and beautiful facade. But unlike other churches that have a church square or compound, this church is directly fronting a v...  more »
  • Church located in Jiron de La Union, you pass by going from Plaza de Armas to plaza San Martin. A quirky Baroque-style church called 'churrigueresque'. The extremity facade is really special, it certainly does not go unnoticed but the thing that personally surprised me and that I did not expect was the interior... an amazing thing! Wealth in every corner, Crucifixes that you can not stop to observe and then I saw so many people pray with so much transport that I had to hold back tears more than once. A faith never seen and 'felt' elsewhere (and of Catholic Churches and I have not seen many). One of the places that impressed me the most on my trip to this country. The entrance (10-12/17-19) is free and, please, go there!
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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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