Trip Planner: Central America / Guatemala / Sacatepequez Department / Antigua / Iglesia de La Merced
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 quite popular with locals and tourists alike. It is quite picturesque with its vibrant yellow façade and white details. Honestly though, other than the few hints of native vegetation... more »
This lovely church is in center and is quite popular with locals and tourists, it's beautiful from outside as well more »
It is definitely one of the most impressive religious structure of Antigua. It is strange to say that for such a small city but Antigua has so many religious buildinga such as churches, cathedrals and convents that it is so hard to pick one. Merced is just a few meters away from the iconic Santa Catalina Arc. In your visit not only you can enjoy the impressive colonial architecture of the church, but also you can taste fabulous food from street vendors located every day in front of the Merced. Do not forget to visit the adjacent cafeteria/restaurant also
Beautiful church with quite an elaborate entrance. The park in front is a good place to relax and grab a sandwich and a drink from the small vendors.
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