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See a fine example of colonial architecture and a storied place of worship at Iglesia de La Merced, a baroque church. Built on the site of a monastery established in 1548, but repeatedly damaged by earthquakes, the church was built as it appears today in 1767, as a squat structure designed to withstand tremors. The intricate facade displays a distinctly baroque style, with ornamental elements set in relief, and providing white highlights against the yellow of the main walls. The church's courtyard features a vast stone fountain, said by some to be the largest in Central America. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Iglesia de La Merced and many more Antigua attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Antigua day trip planning tool .
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Iglesia de La Merced Reviews
This Church is an architecture marvel, its construction started on 1751 and was concluded on 1767. It has a Baroque style, an intense yellow color, with two amazing bell towers. This Church was destro... more »
In addition to the church the adjacent cloisters with courtyard and fountain is worth a visit. From the first floor there are excellent views of the surrounding volcanoes. more »
La Merced is a gorgeous church on the north side of Antigua that is painted a mustard yellow in colour and has incredibly intricate and impressive architecture. This church was definitely one of my favourites in Antigua and it is a fantastic place to take some photos. On the weekends local vendors set up shop around the church and sell street food, ice cream and colourful handicrafts. This church is a must-see when in Antigua!
Well worth stopping and going into the church. Built in the 1600's very beautiful.
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