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Flitz8-A foodie travels wrote a review 10 Feb
Athens, Greece2,460 contributions209 helpful votes
This lovely church is in center and is quite popular with locals and tourists, it's beautiful from outside as well
Date of experience: January 2021
LuizDutraNeto wrote a review Aug 2020
Rio de Janeiro, RJ8,501 contributions1,516 helpful votes
Much has already been written about this amazing "Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de la Merced" (Church of Our Lady of Mercy, in English). It is a quite "brave" church, as it is one of the very few buildings that have remained standing and relatively undamaged after all those earthquakes that have struck Guatemala along the centuries. The actual church had its construction started in 1749, was inaugurated in 1767 and was abandoned after the earthquakes of Santa Marta, in 1773. In 1853, it had its restoration initiated and, up to our days, it is still strikingly beautiful! The Spanish baroque style is present in its facade and interior. Visit the church and the ruins of the adjoining convent, check the altars and the holy images of Jesus Nazarene and of Our Ladies of Mercy and Sorrow. In front of the church, at the end of 5ª Avenida Norte, the old atrium's stone cross and a small park, known as "Parque de La Merced". Night visits allow enjoying the scenic lightings and the beautiful stucco works with arabesque patterns . Enjoy!…
Date of experience: November 2019
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301lisa33 wrote a review Jun 2020
Coventry, United Kingdom1,352 contributions265 helpful votes
This church and its adjacent square is quite grand and worth seeing. The exterior has seasonal decorations when we were there and we didnt go inside.
Date of experience: October 2019
chelsealynne wrote a review May 2020
Pensacola, Florida845 contributions210 helpful votes
This church was very popular. As a solo traveler I went in the afternoon after church services. There were lovely flowers inside. The exterior with white and yellow is just so beautiful. It is the most beautiful church in the city.
Date of experience: May 2020
Linda K wrote a review Mar 2020
A really spectacular church, inside and out, especially when the ceiling is draped with purple and gold banners for Lent.
Date of experience: March 2020