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great church near the intercontinental hotel

awesome place to say your prayers and see history in the modern world. up north from the church... read more

Reviewed June 27, 2018
cindy a
I am actually reviewing the museum of archaeology, attached to the church

The church itself is historic and is obviously worth going to. But the museum of archaeology... read more

Reviewed April 9, 2018
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Reviewed June 27, 2018

awesome place to say your prayers and see history in the modern world. up north from the church the street leads you to the intercontinental hotel down south from the church it turns in the center of cali Colombia where you can buy everything and...More

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Reviewed April 9, 2018

The church itself is historic and is obviously worth going to. But the museum of archaeology, attached to the church and a part of the original convent is excellent. It is well worth paying the tiny entrance fee of 4,000 COP per person. It is...More

Thank Purobi
Reviewed October 23, 2017

If you want to see where the City of Calí started then head for the Convent, Museum and Church of La Merced, which was built on the spot where Friar Juan de Ocaña first celebrated mass on July 25, 1536. Five years later, in 1541,...More

Thank Brian M
Reviewed September 9, 2017

This is a real old church, plain and simple on the inside, but with lots of historical and cultural significance. Simple decor inside, but nice and peaceful inside. Very old place, in the middle of the La Merced areas, Nice place to spend a few...More

Thank alikarim
Reviewed September 6, 2017

This lovely colonial church is well restored and the anthropology museum is not to be missed. The adjoining convent cannot be visited but you can purchase cuttings from the communion wafers that are delicious and sold here.

Thank Euggen
Reviewed August 29, 2017

Beautiful colonial church. It is worth a visit if you are in the neighborhood. Clean and simple as it used to be.

Thank 301cristina
Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

I had to ask several people I met along the way where this church is located. It seemed it was closed on Sunday, but found it open the next day. The statues are small and appeared to be very old. I asked the guard about...More

Thank LolaGo1
Reviewed February 17, 2016

Old world architecture and museum. Really feels like you went back in time in this place. The church service was lively and music was excellent.

Thank Deepfin
Reviewed February 1, 2016

I was told by the driver this was the first church in Cali. Not a lot to see but history very interesting. A few other buildings still in area.

Thank BigDogPanama
Reviewed January 24, 2016

Colonial style church in the middle of the city. It is very pretty to walk around or sit near. Go if you have the time!

Thank alyssab986
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