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Church and Convent of Our Lady of Mercy (Iglesia de La Merced)

Calle Mantas s/n, Cusco, Peru
+51 84 231831
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Calle Mantas s/n, Cusco, Peru
Calle Mantas s/n, Cusco, Peru
+51 84 231831
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Reviewed 26 October 2017

Got there early in the am around 8 so just did the church. Reminded of the churches I saw in Italy. Very old world and very beautiful. Just off Avenida del Sol.

Thank Lily1112014
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Thousands hang out here, demonstrations and all kinds of things happening here, pretty interesting to watch. The police on display are pretty interesting also.

Thank stevenekuhn
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

Among Cusco's many monasteries, La Merced is the most beautiful one. 5 walking minutes from Plaza de Armas, you enter a new, tranquil world as you step in. Watch out for the beautifully carved wood ceilings as well as the carefully manicured garden in the...More

Thank Niko P
Reviewed 22 June 2017

Churches in Peru are full of gold and silver and are all very ornate, this one is beautiful and has Inca influences which make it more interesting.

Reviewed 13 June 2017

We greatly enjoyed our visit to this convent. Again, our guide brought this place to life, with his knowledge

Thank Sally S
Reviewed 31 May 2017

You can easily visit this church in an hour and it is worth the time. We went with a guide which allowed us to learn about the real history of the church and important features that we would have missed.

Thank GKP46
Reviewed 13 May 2017

My colleague reviewers were right, most of the people just visit the main cathedrale. This church and convent is even as impressive with its unique setup and art pieces. There are much less people and you can watch everything in quiet.

1  Thank haktus
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

The Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption of the Virgin, also known as Cusco Cathedral, is the mother church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cusco. The cathedral is located on the Plaza de Armas. Building was completed in 1654,almost a hundred years after construction began....More

1  Thank shaali33
Reviewed 2 April 2017

Interesting to see the grand inside of the building, and hear about its history. Well worth a look as it is free and right in the centre of town

Thank M d
Reviewed 6 February 2017

We were lucky enough to find this church on an early morning which ended up being free for tourists. the architecture and design of this church is breath taking and stunning. You will also find a unique and rare piece of art (the last supper)...More

Thank Erwin2013
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