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Inglesia de Nuestra Senora de la Merced

Address: Plaza de los Trabajadores, Camaguey, Cuba
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Ranked #4 of 14 Attractions in Camaguey
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Toronto, Canada
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69 reviews 69 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Located at Plaza de los Trabajadores, it is Camagüey’s most distinguished church and at one point the largest in Cuba. A parishioner inside the church tried to explain to me its history — a chapel was built here in 1601 and some kind of miraculous figure ascended to heaven from there. The present church was erected in 1748 and later... More

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

If you are in Camaguey .Imposing well restored building in a pretty plaza .You enter the church through a garden .The main feature is the silver altar covered in silver coins which is very effective .

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Preston, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Impressive interior, a number of impressive buildings surrounding the Plaza de los Trabajadores outside.

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

This is a beautiful church approached through a delightful garden. There is not charge for entrance or the guide but donations to the church funds are welcomed. The altar is magnificent and just to its right is a shimmering, multi-tiered coffin made from silver coins. Beneath the altar area is a tiny crypt.

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