Iglesia y Convento La Merced

Iglesia y Convento La Merced

Iglesia y Convento La Merced
4.5
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM, 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
The area
Address
Neighbourhood: Cercado de Lima
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Skeney57
Sydney, Australia24,034 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Strange & stark looking Church from outside with a fairly plain but ornately carved main edifice with a colourful attached tower. But once inside it is nothing short of stunning! Unlike a lot of South American churches, this one was free to enter, photograph and admire! The site dates back to 1535 & the current building from 1765, but taking into account Lima's earthquake history, it has undergone many restorations and re-builds. A real good find in Lima.
Written 17 May 2024
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shiraziwine
Shiraz, Iran1,549 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
I mostly was fascinated with the Fasade than the interior, for a architecture lover like me the entrance was really nice
Written 12 July 2022
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LuizDutraNeto
Rio de Janeiro, RJ8,576 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
The first ever Catholic mass in Lima, back 1534 - even before the city's official foundation on January 18, 1535 - was celebrated here, at the very site of the "Basilica Menor y Convento de Nuestra Señora de la Merced" (the "Minor Basilica and Convent of Our Lady of Mercy", in English). Along the centuries, it has been built and rebuilt many times. The todays' church features a magnificent baroque façade, 12 side altars in various styles and, at its main altar, the sacred image of "Nuestra Señora de la Merced" (the "Blessed Virgin Mary of Mercy", In English), the appointed "Patroness of the Fields of Lima". No wonder, the "Basilica Menor y Convento de Nuestra Señora de la Merced" is a place for huge Catholic pilgrimages on special occasions. Enjoy!
Written 5 June 2020
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MariaIsabel-Davila
Lima, Peru4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Visiting the Iglesia and Convento La Merced Nativity is a wonderful experience. If you are in downtown Lima it is a must!
Written 30 December 2019
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Elena P
Guadalajara, Mexico4,968 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Couples
The church is impressive and it is worth to be seen when visiting the centre of Lima. The churches in Lima are very nice.
Written 20 December 2019
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betty l
Brampton, Canada10,545 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019
This is the only church in Lima that I remember having an ornately decorated and beautiful facade. But unlike other churches that have a church square or compound, this church is directly fronting a very busy street. You can just enter through the street, no gates, nor square that you have to enter. The street however where it is located is one of the busiest streets in Old town Lima.
Written 1 October 2019
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ETame
Naucalpan, Mexico1,086 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
One of the most beautiful churches in Lima and maybe anywhere. It is worth lo visit, it is impressive.
Written 10 August 2019
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RGSOUNDF
Mercerville, NJ10,810 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Couples
The Basílica y convento de Nuestra Señora de la Merced first strikes with its amazing facade, so rich and ornate, a true rendition and a fine specimen of the architectural and design style of Spanish Barocco ("Churrigueresque").
The main part of the facade features the so-called Solomonic columns, carved from granite mined in Panama.
Some parts of the building are almost 600 years old, 16 years shy. It was first built shortly after the Spaniards arrived to Peru, in 1535. Subsequently, in the wake of natural disasters and historical changes, the church and convent were rebuilt, certain parts added, and the year of the completion is usually indicated as 1765.
Usually the church is visited as a part of a broader tour of the historical center of Lima, by walking from Plaza San-Martin to Plaza de Armas (now renamed as Plaza Mayor) on the pedestrian shopping street Jirón de la Unión, where the church La Merced is located.
Written 4 July 2019
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adegamarra
Los Angeles, CA8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018
It's everything you see in the history books. The convent part was interesting because I had never seen it before.
Written 7 May 2019
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Andrei D
Sao Paulo, SP161 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Friends
Iglesia de la Merced is located in the middle of the city center. You can visit the church per se and it's a beautiful place. However it's not big and there's nothing really special in this church that makes it different from other in Lima.
Written 23 April 2019
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