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First time I've caught this open to the public!

All the many times I've wandered about Quito this church has been closed. This visit I noticed it... read more

Reviewed May 21, 2018
Vacaville, California
Another very pretty church

Might have the gold in the altar just about right-- not too much like La Compania. Ceilings done... read more

Reviewed December 10, 2017
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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May 21, 2018
“First time I've caught this open to the public!”
Dec 10, 2017
“Another very pretty church”
Located in Quito’s historical neighborhood, this small and cozy church was built during the 16th century by the priests of La Merced.
Calle Chile at Calle Cuenca, Quito 170150, Ecuador
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed December 22, 2014

I loved loved it but it depends on tastes , I loved it because it is all golden inside , the people in there have so much faith it is very interesting to go inside during mass . I went with my family we took...More

1  Thank Nyleve Z
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed April 5, 2012

excellent restoration work of the surrounding plaza and buildings, please update the photo on Trip advisor since this one corresponds to Basilica del Voto Nacional, not La Merced... both in Quito

1  Thank gestrada
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Reviewed May 21, 2018

All the many times I've wandered about Quito this church has been closed. This visit I noticed it was open so my wife and I stopped in. With all the beautiful churches in Quito, it's hard to rank this one other than it's amazing. If...More

Thank EC170131
Reviewed December 10, 2017

Might have the gold in the altar just about right-- not too much like La Compania. Ceilings done in interesting white and pink as are some of the walls. Lots of paintings and strange red tapestry. Probably the 4-5th most interesting church in Quito. Has...More

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Reviewed October 3, 2017

La Merced Church (Iglesia de la Merced) is situated in an historical place and both the architectural design and the contents of the Church of La Merced are fascinating.

Thank Bruce H
Reviewed July 6, 2017

This is a beautiful place, and while I'm not Catholic, I felt moved. The structure is beautiful and very early in the morning the people that live here go to pray. Put some money in the donation box near the door.

Thank Timothy T
Reviewed June 9, 2017 via mobile

There are many great churches in Quito old town and while many have similar styles, all of them have their own peculiarities. We visit this one in the middle of mass and you could feel a great sense of spirituality within the smoke golden leaf....More

Thank rickyspa1
Reviewed March 14, 2017

The Basilica of Our Lady of Mercy, is a Catholic temple located in the Historical Center of the city of Quito, capital of Ecuador. It constitutes the first church and main headquarters of the Order mercedaria in the country, and for that reason carries the...More

1  Thank ANTHONY T
Reviewed February 5, 2017

Another huge restored church. La Merced is in the same street as San Francisco. We did not go insjde as we had seen so many beautiful old churches already.

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Reviewed October 16, 2016

Small but historical church in Old Town. Open early and free for a look around. A nice stop through as you are walking around Old Town area.

Thank Laura L
Reviewed September 21, 2016 via mobile

I just wandered why Catholic churches here in Quito are closed during the day. This church is not an exception - it was closed during my visit. I just took pictures outside and hope that it would finally open before I leave Quito.

Thank LolaGo1
Reviewed September 20, 2016

This is a beautiful, functioning church. Plenty of vendors outside selling to locals and tourists alike. Good for crowd watching.

Thank Fred G
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