La Merced
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This beautiful church contains artwork that was moved from La Merced in Antigua after that building was destroyed by earthquakes.
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LUCILA T
New Orleans, LA174 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
What an amazing church with all its history. I was so impressed with the church and its art and its customs.
Written October 6, 2019
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Erwin64
Ermelo20 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2010
La Merced holds most of the treasures that were taken from the original Merced church in Antigua after the earthquakes in the 18th century. The neoclassic style building is almost too small to house all the paintings. Take special care of the shrine of Santo Judas directly to the right of the entrance. Many people go there and pray.
Written May 16, 2011
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Ana Maria W
Steinen, Germany78 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Family
For me it is one of the most beautiful churches in the city, its is quite big and has several good side altars. The problem is the parking in the area. The Jesuits are the ones in charge of this church and it is a very restful and amazing church.
Written March 17, 2018
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Chapingros
Guatemala City, Guatemala249 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Couples
If you’re visiting Antigua, It’s worth a visit to see the ancient paintings and icons of the church. It is not worth a special trip only for La Merced iñunless irs Holy Week or u less you’re coming for religious reasons. I enjoy the serenity inside and the antique decor when we are in the city.
Written February 13, 2019
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Elchichagt
Guatemala City, Guatemala472 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Couples
If you like historic places and religious buildings, La Merced is right for you! The best day to visit is on wenesdays because in this Church you will find the miracaulos: San Judas Tadeo, and specially in this day you will see a lot of sales specially for worship him.
If you are a beliver buy the ninth for pray and you will me amezed of the results.
Near this Church, if you like tasting the real flavor of Guatemala, there are 1 or 2 little cafeterias where you will find a refreshing and tastful beverage called "Fresco de Suchiles" made of a mix of fruits of Guatemala.
Written July 26, 2017
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newyorkseestheworld
New York City, NY83 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Family
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 grain are amazing and only last until they are walked over by the people carrying the barge like items.
Written May 22, 2017
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Jarko2015
Amsterdam, The Netherlands1,732 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2016 • Solo
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.
Written November 16, 2016
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Tico G
Guatemala City, Guatemala, Guatemala12 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2012
La Iglesia de la Merced is an impressive church with lots of heritage and details. Worth the visit if you are catholic and love spanish religious heritage.
Written December 21, 2012
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AtiArmand
Santa Cruz La Laguna, Guatemala98 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A beautiful example of a colonial church has it could have been seen in Antigua Guatemala during colonial time.. As the church has been transported from Antigua to Guatemala after the city has been moved to Guatemala City
Written April 14, 2012
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DrWJH3
Santa Fe, NM195 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2011 • Couples
easy to get to. worth the trouble. don't miss!!!!!!!!!
Written January 6, 2012
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