Iglesia de La Merced

Iglesia de La Merced, Granada

Iglesia de La Merced
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Kyle R
Dartmouth, Canada4 contributions
History before your eyes
May 2020
While traveling through Nicaragua I saw many locations. that make me want to visit again. The history and architecture is amazing.
Written April 12, 2021
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Myo M
Coquitlam, Canada19,934 contributions
The "tower views" :)
Jan 2020
An "all day" in Granada (for about 6 hours to be exact), the "most memorable" part of my visit to the town really was the visit to this church and which specifically was not for the church itself but for its "tower views" from the bell chamber or such at the top of its tower (the "only tower" to go up by a spiral staircase for just about a minute until getting to "right below" something like 3 bells in the chamber) from which are: a 360-degree view of the brick roofs of this "pretty flat" town (with mostly just 1-storied buildings), a "wide-horizon" view of Lake Nicaragua to the east with also the beautiful "main cathedral" of this town seen at about halfway, but above all a sight which I would just describe as a "phenomenal one" which is that of the big volcano Volcan Mombacho (kind of towering over this town and yes a "full & clear" view of it at just a relatively short distance out of town!). And also somewhat unique about this church is its outdoor "inner courtyard" (just a pretty small one but with a vertical structure like a monument or such in the middle of it) to get to from the inside which is also actually one for a nice walk around (with some shrines or secondary altars along its 2 lengths, nice-sized sculptures & beautiful stained-glass drawings on some windows).

After arriving from Managua by a "collectivo minivan" (for about a 1.5-hour ride from the roadside UCA station or such) right at the town's "main plaza" Parque Central, this church was my 2nd stop at just about a 5-minute walk to the west from the 1st stop which was the Plaza itself (really quite a vibrant one with just plenty of souvenirs vendors, horse-drawn carriages & also the "main cathedral" Catedral de Granada on its east side with just a "great exterior" to admire but not that much inside except some great paintings on the ceiling), and it was the small park at the "lake front" of Lake Nicaragua which was the 3rd & last stop after this church by heading back east to the Plaza followed by about another 15-minute walk further east (with a nice lake view where you can go all the way to the water's edge, a big '(heart) Granada' sign & a statue of the conquistador Cordoba).
Written October 28, 2020
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suz
479 contributions
Lovely
Mar 2020 • Friends
A simple church with beautiful carvings and altar. There was no one inside so you had time to sit and meditate quietly. Appreciate it for its Nicaraguan location.
Written March 13, 2020
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ERIC W
Knoxville, TN4,208 contributions
Nice Church and Bell Tower
Mar 2020 • Family
Super cool old church and bell tower The church is free to enter but it costs one US dollar to climb the bell tower. Awesome city views
Written March 11, 2020
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Sabrina1176
Granada, Nicaragua158 contributions
Crazy spiral staircase
Feb 2020
Very crazy spiral staircase to get to the rooftop where you have an amazing view of the city. Scary at times but worth the climb!
Written February 27, 2020
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skye2018
Toronto, Canada12 contributions
Breathtaking View of Granada
Feb 2020
Only $2USD to enter and see the most incredible view of the city of Granada! Its so worth it. The stairs a steep and winding so just watch your step!
Written February 24, 2020
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Erick G
Granada, Nicaragua63 contributions
Majestic view of Mombacho volcano
Jan 2020 • Couples
La Merced church is a catholic temple that was built originally was built in 1534 but it’s facade was made it between 1781 and 1783. For religious people and anyone is going to be really nice place, if you give a collaboration of 1$ you could go on top of the towel which has the best view in the city, here you can see all the historic center of granada ! Fully recommend!
Written February 16, 2020
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Gizmobristoltriangle
Frome, UK88 contributions
Great views of Granada
Jan 2020 • Couples
Granada is flat so get really good views of the city and hills around. Well worth a quick trip up the stairs to take in the sights of the city and lakes.
Written January 28, 2020
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Szabin
London, UK318 contributions
Nice
Jan 2020
It’s located close to the main park.
Able to go upstairs and have a city view.
Roads around are very crowd, market is close by.
Written January 21, 2020
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Walter Gaczewski
Granada, Nicaragua13 contributions
Go up in Belltower
Jan 2020 • Couples
For the best views of the city go up in the bellow. Only costs a dollar. Church is rustic looking but beautiful inside.
Written January 19, 2020
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