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“That's a LOT of yellow...”

Iglesia de La Merced
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Owner description: Destroyed twice by earthquakes, this 1548 church was rebuilt in the 1700s to withstand earthquakes and boasts a lovely yellow façade and a huge stone fountain, reputed to be the largest in Central America.
Reviewed May 30, 2013

We often visit this famous church as it is across from Hector's Bistro, one of our favorite dining spots. The church is a photographers dream or nightmare. There is SO much going on on the facade that it is, quite frankly, overwhelming, in our opinion. While much is written about La Merced, the two things that stand out initially are the amount of intricate detailing, and the color. That's a LOT of yellow.... For first time visitors, though, it is a must see~~

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Reviewed May 29, 2013

Beautiful exterior. I got there in time to see the caretaker ring the bells for service. Good people watching outside.

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Reviewed May 7, 2013

In walking around Antigua, you will come to the church of La Merced. It is amazing as to the intracacy of the lattice work on the exterior. The white on yellow colors are beautiful together.The interior is also beautiful and provides a peacefull place for prayer and reflection. The archway leading to the church is also beautiful and another Spanish accent in this beautiful city.

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Reviewed May 3, 2013

My wife and I took a walk through La Merced and we were blown away by the detail. We were visiting during La Semana Santa, so it was a bit crowed, but worth it. If visiting during this time, bring change for the restrooms. Yes, you have to pay Q3.00 to use the facilities. Make sure you bring plenty of money, safely secured of course, for all of the food offerings available by local and regional vendors. The food was amazing.

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Reviewed April 23, 2013

food was good, tasty & cheap outside La Merced, also a great place to sit and relax in the afternoon.

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