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

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Address: Calle Mantas s/n, Cusco, Peru
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Stunning place to spend some time, don't miss

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... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
haktus
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Zurich, Switzerland
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Zurich, Switzerland
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395 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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123 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
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. Adjacent and joined to the cathedral is the smaller Iglesia del Triunfo,the first Christian church... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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

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Thank M d
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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) with a roasted guinea pig instead of bread and chicha (Peruvian drink) instead of wine.... More 

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Thank Erwin2013
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4 reviews
Reviewed 4 November 2016

The audio tour included with Admission did a very good job of pointing out the link between the Spanish Catholicism and the local Andino religions. Highlight was the first cross brought to South America is still displayed.

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Thank Corey G
Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
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110 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016

This church is in the center of everything so it would be hard for you not to see this church. It has so many priceless treasures you really should see this. Give it a good half hour just to walk through it.

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Thank JaredDubai
Asuncion, Paraguay
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Once you entered in the Convent of Mercy, you will be surprised by the hidden beauty that is there. A central courtyard, beautifully sculpted in stone with wooden carvings ceilings leave the tourists astonished. You must walk it all and especially admire the church choir and the custody of 22 kg of gold and over 1,500 diamonds, which is on... More 

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New London, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

You pretty much think you're lost when you approach the entrance, which is in an unlighted archway. They have info in Espanol and English only. After you enter, the main cloister may appear overgrown until you realize that it is just... Natural and fecund. When I visited the place was nearly deserted. The contrast between the wild courtyard and the... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016

Please help yourself and visit with a guide. There is so much going on here, that it's really worth it to hear the specifics from a guide, then go back to revisit what you feel is relevant. We could have spent hours in this mighty church.

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Thank GRLTRAV
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 July 2016

I visited this Church on the same day I visited the Koricancha (aka Santo Domingo Church). Of course you should visit the Koricancha, but beware there is hundreds of people roaming around, multitude of guides weaving their ridiculous flags and pushing people as fast as possible. IT is impossible to enjoy this place What a contrasting situation with La Merced.... More 

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