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A religious experience

If you like historic places and religious buildings, La Merced is right for you! The best day to... read more

Reviewed 26 July 2017
Guatemala City, Guatemala
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La Merced

If you like beautiful churches and their history then go to this one. You go inside and find great... read more

Reviewed 25 July 2017
Hemmily B
Panama City, Panama
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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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5 Calle and 11 Av, Guatemala City, Guatemala
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Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

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...More

Thank Elchichagt
Reviewed 25 July 2017

If you like beautiful churches and their history then go to this one. You go inside and find great images. We were blessed to be walking in after a portion of our city tour when a mass was being held.

Thank Hemmily B
Reviewed 22 May 2017

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...More

Thank newyorkseestheworld
Reviewed 21 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.

Thank Francis B
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...More

Reviewed 29 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....More

Thank VadimM67
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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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...More

Thank Ross S
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...More

Thank CarolSpringfieldIL
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...More

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