La Merced

La Merced, Guatemala City

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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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PandaHouston
Houston, TX5,441 contributions
Most Decorated Church in Guatemala City
Dec 2019
We came to Zone 1 on our own to walk around. From the Central Park / Plaza, La Merced is about a 5 minute walk. It is outside the Pedestrian Zone. The inside was well decorated with Christmas wreaths since we came on December 16.
Written December 16, 2019
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LUCILA T
New Orleans, LA171 contributions
CHURCH LA MERCED
Oct 2019
What an amazing church with all its history. I was so impressed with the church and its art and its customs.
Written October 6, 2019
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mariposas_viajeras
New York City, NY81 contributions
Historical landmark & appropriate place for a prayer!
May 2019 • Couples
Very well kept Guatemala landmark, it is full of history, and we could not resist the desire to go in and pray!
Written July 23, 2019
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johnfeegel
Guatemala City, Guatemala28 contributions
My2nd favorite church in Guatemala.
Apr 2019 • Family
This is a museum called a church. It is a Jesuit parrish and beautifully appointed. I go there regularly and frequently considered writing a travel guide to the paintings. Put it on my honey-do list. Much much prettier than the cathedral.
Written June 17, 2019
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Picofeo
Sao Paulo, Brazil31 contributions
Thought-provoking.
Sep 2018 • Solo
I had some free time available and, wishing to learn more about Guatemala culture and history, I took a walk. Came across this church, and decided to just enter, listen, and learn, knowing what a deep impact the church has had in the culture and history of the country. More thoughts and observations that will fit here, but the short summary is that I was not disappointed. I was impressed by the imagination, craftsmanship, and dedication to fabricating an incredible location like this from stone, mortar, glass, and wood. Definitely a highly-respected place with the marks deeply impressed in the floor and the stairs of the thousands - maybe millions - of feet that passed that way.
Written April 26, 2019
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Chapingros
Guatemala City, Guatemala194 contributions
Old Historical Church
Jan 2019 • Couples
If you’re visiting Antigua, It’s worth a visit to see the ancient paintings and icons of the church. It is not worth a special trip only for La Merced iñunless irs Holy Week or u less you’re coming for religious reasons. I enjoy the serenity inside and the antique decor when we are in the city.
Written February 13, 2019
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Wiebke H
24 contributions
Nice church with an awesome nightmarket in front of it during the weekends
Jun 2018 • Family
The church is nice looking, but not too interesting. There are always many guatemalans around there.
In front of the church, there is a nightmarket with good food during the weekends.
Written September 22, 2018
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denissedaniela912018
Guatemala City, Guatemala21 contributions
Church
Oct 2017 • Family
Great and architectonic place to visit, pray and leave your toughts to rest. Always full of believers.
Written July 17, 2018
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Ana Maria W
Steinen Baden, Germany80 contributions
A great church
Feb 2018 • Family
For me it is one of the most beautiful churches in the city, its is quite big and has several good side altars. The problem is the parking in the area. The Jesuits are the ones in charge of this church and it is a very restful and amazing church.
Written March 17, 2018
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Mike J
Portland, OR52 contributions
Best church in guatemala city
Feb 2018 • Solo
I was amazed at this church. It is grand and captivating. I respectively took more than 100 photos. This was my favorite place I went to in the city.
Written February 10, 2018
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