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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” (21 reviews)
“pretty church” (8 reviews)
Antigua, Guatemala
+502 7832 0559
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I liked the exterior better than the interior, the color is interesting and details are incredible. At times there were vendors outside with all types of food.

Thank Erica M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We walked past this church many times during our stay. I love the colour, the architecture and the detailing. It was even more amazing at night, when the lighting highlighted the beautiful facade. Inside is equally amazing. The height and grandeur are extremely impressive. Free...More

Thank Travellover6128
Reviewed 13 September 2017

There is one street in Antigua that you can see most of the churdes, this being one of the main ones, Some are in ruins and some are still being used.

Thank rainylor
Reviewed 12 September 2017

Beautiful church in Antigua. There are some nice altars that you can view inside. A good place to visit.

Thank Pedro N
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

A facade that I've never seen anywhere other than antigua, this cathedral boasts of exquisite interior with a grand interior that doesn't miss on the details. Free to enter

Thank bdykim
Reviewed 29 August 2017

An old church with some historia ! you can take pictures and relax there ! but be quiet when they celebrate messes !

Thank buddytogo23
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

La Merced church facade was painted in a type of rococo style with a yellow ground and all extensive raised decoration in white. Ruins behind the church were interesting but one should pace themselves because Antigua has many ruins. Being able to see a wedding...More

Thank ccksmra
Reviewed 18 August 2017

A nice beautiful colonial city very friendly people , excellent food also very inviting places to visit

Thank Kch57
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

It's an old church. If that's what you're into and appreciate the history part it could be fun. But it's not my thing.

Thank Jeff M
Reviewed 7 August 2017

The facade of this church is an amazing piece of art and one of my favorite places in antigua. The inside is nice enough.

Thank MikShuSF
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Carrie H
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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.