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Iglesia la Merced

Address: Main plaza | Characato Town, Arequipa, Peru
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Ranked #26 of 58 things to do in Arequipa
Type: Religious sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Religious sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Springfield, Missouri
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72 reviews 72 reviews
35 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013 via mobile

What I found the most interesting about this church, was all the symbolism on the front. Our guide spent a long time explaining what it all meant. Of course the inside is gorgeous too! When we were there they were preparing for a wedding. Amazingly beautiful!

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Los Angeles, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

Wow!!! what can i say i have been very impressed with the amazing sites and architecture Peru has offered! from its rustic cobble stone streets to its colonial and pre-inca artwork and historic sites.

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San Estanislao, San Pedro, Paraguay
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2012

We tried to visit all of the churches--especially the free entrance ones--and this was also quite nice. Nothing too extravagant, but lovely.

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