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Address: 5 Calle and 11 Av, Guatemala City, Guatemala
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This beautiful church contains artwork that was moved from La Merced in...

This beautiful church contains artwork that was moved from La Merced in Antigua after that building was destroyed by earthquakes.

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Within a 10-minute walk from Catedral Metropolitana.

The full name of the Church - Nuestra Senora de las Mercedes. It was built parallel with the Cathedral Metropolitana. And also 33 years old, just completed, was 2 years earlier... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Murmansk, Russia
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Murmansk, Russia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The full name of the Church - Nuestra Senora de las Mercedes. It was built parallel with the Cathedral Metropolitana. And also 33 years old, just completed, was 2 years earlier. It is also built in the style of Neoclassicism. But architectural decisions are other. Due to the much lower height of La Merced looks cozier, friendly.There are no cold... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The churches are the main attractions in Guatemala City and all are worth seeing, even though the imposing architecture doesn't quite match with the rather bland interiors.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

This is where the majority of the important stuff was relocated when one of the churches in Antigua was damaged by earthquake. The decision was made to relocate much of the 'fancy' religious artifacts here. The church is quite old and shows the wear of many years. Maintenance is adequate, but don't expect anything spectacular. Just a nice church with... More 

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Thank Ross S
Springfield
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016

When we first saw an aerial view of La Merced we thought it looked as big as the Vatican. It is expansive but probably not that big. It still serves as a place for worship but some of the building has been destroyed and there are many ruins showing how La Merced once was as a place for worship and... More 

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Thank CarolSpringfieldIL
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2015 via mobile

The statue of Mary "greeted" me when I entered this church. On the right side of the entrance is the statue of St. Jude where some people were fervently praying while others were writing down their prayer petitions. Both sides of the church have beautiful altars honoring different saints, Jesus and Mary. All are gold-plated. The main altar has the... More 

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Thank LolaGo1
Guatemala Department, Guatemala
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2015

This is one of the most beautiful churches in my country, if not the most beautiful. Even though it has been burglarised, and some works of art were stolen, you should visit it, for the beautiful woodworks it has, if you come to Guatemala, this church is a must.

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Thank Mariaeugeniakunco
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

A beautiful church with gorgeous altars cover with gold. A great colonial workmanship. The altars were brought from La Merced in Antigua. A must see church in Guatemala City

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Thank Olga B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2015

nice lovely go and enjoy this place like all Guatemala is a safe place you need at least 1 week in this destination

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Guatemala City, Guatemala
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2015

Although it has a nice museum in the former convent, this church itself is arguably the city's richest in terms of colonial art, specially sculpture. Every altarpiece is different and full of the most intricate baroque details, everything gold plated. Don't miss San Judas Tadeo's altarpiece (the first at the right side) with its nice embossed silver, and the beautiful... More 

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Lima, Peru
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2015

It's not the cathedral but still is a very nice church. Same thing, if you like history, architecture or christianity. Make the trip, why not

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