Iglesia y Convento La Merced

Iglesia y Convento La Merced, Lima

Iglesia y Convento La Merced

Iglesia y Convento La Merced
4.5
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM, 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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LuizDutraNeto
Rio de Janeiro, RJ8,613 contributions
At the site of the very first Catholic mass celebrated in Lima!
Oct 2019
The first ever Catholic mass in Lima, back 1534 - even before the city's official foundation on January 18, 1535 - was celebrated here, at the very site of the "Basilica Menor y Convento de Nuestra Señora de la Merced" (the "Minor Basilica and Convent of Our Lady of Mercy", in English). Along the centuries, it has been built and rebuilt many times. The todays' church features a magnificent baroque façade, 12 side altars in various styles and, at its main altar, the sacred image of "Nuestra Señora de la Merced" (the "Blessed Virgin Mary of Mercy", In English), the appointed "Patroness of the Fields of Lima". No wonder, the "Basilica Menor y Convento de Nuestra Señora de la Merced" is a place for huge Catholic pilgrimages on special occasions. Enjoy!
Written June 5, 2020
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MariaIsabel-Davila
Lima, Peru3 contributions
¡Wonderful Nativity!
Dec 2019
Visiting the Iglesia and Convento La Merced Nativity is a wonderful experience. If you are in downtown Lima it is a must!
Written December 30, 2019
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Elena P
Romania4,720 contributions
Impressive church
Dec 2019 • Couples
The church is impressive and it is worth to be seen when visiting the centre of Lima. The churches in Lima are very nice.
Written December 20, 2019
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betty l
Brampton, Canada10,052 contributions
Impressive Facade
May 2019
This is the only church in Lima that I remember having an ornately decorated and beautiful facade. But unlike other churches that have a church square or compound, this church is directly fronting a very busy street. You can just enter through the street, no gates, nor square that you have to enter. The street however where it is located is one of the busiest streets in Old town Lima.
Written October 1, 2019
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ETame
Naucalpan, Mexico969 contributions
Impressive
Aug 2019
One of the most beautiful churches in Lima and maybe anywhere. It is worth lo visit, it is impressive.
Written August 10, 2019
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RGSOUNDF
Mercerville, NJ11,514 contributions
Amazing facade, interesting interior
Jun 2019 • Couples
The Basílica y convento de Nuestra Señora de la Merced first strikes with its amazing facade, so rich and ornate, a true rendition and a fine specimen of the architectural and design style of Spanish Barocco ("Churrigueresque").
The main part of the facade features the so-called Solomonic columns, carved from granite mined in Panama.
Some parts of the building are almost 600 years old, 16 years shy. It was first built shortly after the Spaniards arrived to Peru, in 1535. Subsequently, in the wake of natural disasters and historical changes, the church and convent were rebuilt, certain parts added, and the year of the completion is usually indicated as 1765.
Usually the church is visited as a part of a broader tour of the historical center of Lima, by walking from Plaza San-Martin to Plaza de Armas (now renamed as Plaza Mayor) on the pedestrian shopping street Jirón de la Unión, where the church La Merced is located.
Written July 4, 2019
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adegamarra
Los Angeles, CA8 contributions
Iglesia y Convento La Merced
Jun 2018
It's everything you see in the history books. The convent part was interesting because I had never seen it before.
Written May 7, 2019
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Andrei D
Sao Paulo, SP162 contributions
A very normal church
Apr 2019 • Friends
Iglesia de la Merced is located in the middle of the city center. You can visit the church per se and it's a beautiful place. However it's not big and there's nothing really special in this church that makes it different from other in Lima.
Written April 23, 2019
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Robert W
53 contributions
Go See This Church
Apr 2019 • Solo
A typical fantastic colonial structure that is a treasure to see. Superbly
maintained. A most comfortable place to rest and get ones thoughts together.
Written April 9, 2019
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Paul V
Elounda, Greece1,153 contributions
Memorable and impressive church !!!
Jan 2019 • Friends
We really enjoyed our visit to this impressive church. The baroque facade the elaborate interior details..... amazing. We had a Tour local guide and explained to us the several events linked with church's history. Memorable !!!!!!!!!!!
Written February 11, 2019
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