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“Short detour from Florida for a look”

Basilica Nuestra Senora de la Merced
Ranked #133 of 746 things to do in Buenos Aires
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“Short detour from Florida for a look”
Reviewed October 1, 2012

Heard about this church while on a walking tour down Florida Street. As we were close by it was an opportunity to check it out and was a relief from all that hustle & bustle going on outside. Inside it seemed very opulent albeit it need of some cleaning and the main alter was an intricate work of art with many components. On the left hand side there was was a door acknowledging the involvement of the church in the British invasion on 1806 - would have liked to have gone through to understand more. The actual link for going to this church was to see the excellent portrayal of Christ showing humility & patience - this supposedly carved from a tree taken from Florida Street.

Visited October 2012
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“Basilica Nuestra Senora de la Merced”
Reviewed February 2, 2012

We stumbled upon this absolutely stunning gem of a church. Unfortunately, it was closed so we were unable to tour inside.
We just happened to be wandering up Florida Avenue with its endless display of wares for sale on the sidewalk outside of every imaginable chain store in the world (skip it!) and found this church just a few blocks away.
There are other stunning buildings in the vicinity and it is very close to the obelisk. Plus there is a Havanna store nearby, where everyone should go to sample the alfajores. (nothing better)

I can only imagine how stunning the interior of this exquisite building is.

Visited November 2011
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