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Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de la Merced

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Address: Plaza de la Merced, Ronda, Spain
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Busy Plaza with lots going on

This church is on the edge of the Plaza de la Merced which is fringed by many cafes and restaurants. The church is very pretty from the outside but was shut when we tried to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 13, 2015
Robina E
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Worthing, United Kingdom

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

This church is on the edge of the Plaza de la Merced which is fringed by many cafes and restaurants. The church is very pretty from the outside but was shut when we tried to enter it at two different times of the day. Shame!.

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Merida, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Unfortunately we were not able to get inside as front doors were locked. I thought that this church was like many others nowadays, locked except when services are being held. The outside is white, very clean and well maintained. It is set beautifully behind a lovely square. If I had 4 g internet I could have looked it up on... More 

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Leicestershire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

After parking our hire car, this is the piece historic site we pass. It is so beautiful shine white in the autumn sunshine.

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Thank Raffiella11
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015 via mobile

It's a impressive church. Going through the chuch with a audio guide, you can witness how much of Spain's cultural treasure was destroyed in the wake of the barbarian "Republican" revolution of 1936 and the following years. Thanks Franco for stopping this insanity!

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Thank Skrobi
Dundalk, Ireland
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

I've never actually been inside the church but down the left hand side there's 2 small rooms where they house the hand of St Theresa in a glass box in one and sell items including freshly baked cookies and biscuits in the other. Each day the closed order of Nun's freshly bake delicious cookies and traditional biscuits to sell. There's... More 

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Gibraltar
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

The church is part of the convent of the enclosed Carmelite Order of nuns started by St Teresa de Avila. Romanesque in style the church houses the incorrupt hand of The founder of the order. Although visiting hours are restricted, at the end of the patio on the left of the church one can buy some very delicious cakes and... More 

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Hamilton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Takes you back into the history of Spain. Walking round you see how Spain has been shaped over the years by the wars they have fought.

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Mission Viejo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Only open in the morning and late afternoon, you must try the pastries. I recommend the "Torte de Virgin" and the Magdelaines. The nuns are cloistered, so you will never see them. You go up to the little nook with a lazy susan in it - you ring the bell and tell them what you want to buy, they will... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

We came to ronda for a day trip, we parked just behind this building excellent parking. On the way to the tourist centre, we stopped to appreciate this church a nice way to start the day, with map in hand we went on a walking trail of Ronda.

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

. A handsome building facing an open area, so you can get a good photo easily! It has a story . . . In it was kept a precious religious relic, the hand of Saint Teresa of Avila. A hand which, legend tells, stayed firm and in perfect condition several centuries after her death in 1582. Impressed by this tale,... More 

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