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Address: 5 Calle and 11 Av, Guatemala City, Guatemala
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This beautiful church contains artwork that was moved from La Merced in...

This beautiful church contains artwork that was moved from La Merced in Antigua after that building was destroyed by earthquakes.

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Semana Santa is the best time!

We went to Guatemala for Holy Week. What a treat?! This church is along the route and has it's own procession. The processions of men and women carrying block long barges of sorts... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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NYC
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went to Guatemala for Holy Week. What a treat?! This church is along the route and has it's own procession. The processions of men and women carrying block long barges of sorts carrying mannequins of Christ or May by shoulder for many blocks. The 'rutas' that are created for the procession to walk on with flowers, sand and color... More 

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Knysna, South Africa
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Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Amazing artifacts which were moved from the church of the same name in Antigua after the earthquake in the 1800s. Impressive architecture.

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Reviewed 5 April 2017

18th century Catholic Temple, one of the iconics places to visit if you're catholic, sacred paintings of the main saints devoted by the guatemalans. San Judas Tadeo, Saint of the imposible causes, devotional day is wednesday, that day you will find lots of flower presents and people praying for their needs. Spanish influence all over, ruled by Jesuits, closed at... More 

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Murmansk, Russia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 469 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2016

The full name of the Church - Nuestra Senora de las Mercedes. It was built parallel with the Cathedral Metropolitana. And also 33 years old, just completed, was 2 years earlier. It is also built in the style of Neoclassicism. But architectural decisions are other. Due to the much lower height of La Merced looks cozier, friendly.There are no cold... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 16 November 2016

The churches are the main attractions in Guatemala City and all are worth seeing, even though the imposing architecture doesn't quite match with the rather bland interiors.

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34 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016

This is where the majority of the important stuff was relocated when one of the churches in Antigua was damaged by earthquake. The decision was made to relocate much of the 'fancy' religious artifacts here. The church is quite old and shows the wear of many years. Maintenance is adequate, but don't expect anything spectacular. Just a nice church with... More 

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Springfield
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2016

When we first saw an aerial view of La Merced we thought it looked as big as the Vatican. It is expansive but probably not that big. It still serves as a place for worship but some of the building has been destroyed and there are many ruins showing how La Merced once was as a place for worship and... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 7 December 2015 via mobile

The statue of Mary "greeted" me when I entered this church. On the right side of the entrance is the statue of St. Jude where some people were fervently praying while others were writing down their prayer petitions. Both sides of the church have beautiful altars honoring different saints, Jesus and Mary. All are gold-plated. The main altar has the... More 

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Guatemala Department, Guatemala
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2015

This is one of the most beautiful churches in my country, if not the most beautiful. Even though it has been burglarised, and some works of art were stolen, you should visit it, for the beautiful woodworks it has, if you come to Guatemala, this church is a must.

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Reviewed 1 September 2015

A beautiful church with gorgeous altars cover with gold. A great colonial workmanship. The altars were brought from La Merced in Antigua. A must see church in Guatemala City

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