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Iglesia de La Merced

Antigua, Guatemala
+502 7832 0559
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Destroyed twice by earthquakes, this 1548 church was rebuilt in the 1700s to withstand earthquakes and boasts a lovely yellow façade and a huge stone fountain, reputed to be the largest in Central America.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“old church” (25 reviews)
“pretty church” (8 reviews)
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Antigua, Guatemala
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+502 7832 0559
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"beautiful church"
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"old church"
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"active church"
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"worth a visit"
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Reviewed yesterday

the city of Antigua was the first capital of Central America. Its on the UNESCO list (Patrimony of Humanity) and is really a fascinating city where Hispanic and native culture and architecture are fused. Some 20 plus sites worth visiting - according to the tourist...More

Thank Rolf L
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Reviewed 4 days ago

In addition to being an active and beautiful church, there is a very nice park to take a break. we stopped here several times and on Sunday there is an active food market with local cooked foods.

Thank SymnCwl
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Walked past this very very old church that was damaged in one of the many earthquakes to hit this region. Not much going on here during semana Santa, other than some great photo chances. Gift shops all around. Not sure if they offer tours.

Thank Carl T
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There it`s a place where you will find serenity, peace and a very special feeling. In fact, begining for the view, becuase from there, in the plaza beside the church, you`ll see the street, the arco and the impressive volcano, far away, but, you wll...More

Thank d4vfduran
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Reviewed 1 week ago

La Merced is one the three most interesting churches to visit in Antigua (the other two being San Fransisco and the Cathedral). As usual there are many statutes.To visit the cloisters one has to pay an entrance fee. La Merced is a working church so...More

Thank dinant2016
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I enjoy visiting Iglesia de La Merced It’s a 800 years old church in Antigua that it’s been kept intact It’s famous for having the biggest fountain/pool unfortunately it was closed when I visited Love this beautiful old church

Thank Ana B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was just wandering around Antigua. I walked through the arch de Santa Catalina and found this church at the end of the cobblestone street. In front of the church are food vendors and lots of people hanging out on a Sunday evening.

Thank m0nkeysee
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Reviewed 9 July 2018

Both my daughters were married here, as was my husband´s grandmother, (Its that old), But it remains beautiful with a unique grand charm, that only theses kind of churches have.

Thank Mariaeugeniakunco
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Reviewed 6 July 2018

The exterior of this church is like no other. It is absolutely stunning. The craftsmanship is outstanding. The inside was beautiful as well. It is in a lovely part of the city.

Thank Lisa B
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Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

Very nice and beautiful. Good to go there in the afternoon when there are a lot of street food places open. Many tourists but not crowded. Close to st. Katharine's arch.

Thank Andrzej K
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Carrie H
29 November 2016|
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Response from luke47 | Reviewed this property |
The indoor market is named Nim Pot. It was once a movie theater. It is next to Frida'a Mexican Restaurant. You cannot bargain in there, but prices are reasonable.
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