La Merced Church, Guatemala City

La Merced Church, Guatemala City (must see)

Built in 1540, La Merced Church is the most decorated Catholic Church in Guatemala City. Founded by the La Merced Order and taken over by Jesuit priests in the 19th century, this beautiful Baroque style church is a sister church of the famous Le Merced Church in Antigua, Guatemala’s second largest city. Lots of colourful activities and liturgical services are held here daily. The church houses an extensive collection of sculptures, paintings, religious art and other relics. Open daily from 6am to 6pm.

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La Merced Church on Map

Sight Name: La Merced Church
Sight Location: Guatemala City, Guatemala
Sight Type: Religious
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Walking Tours in Guatemala City, Guatemala

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Create Your Own Walk in Guatemala City

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Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.7 Km or 1.1 Miles
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Travel Distance: 5.1 Km or 3.2 Miles
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Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
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