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La Merced

5 Calle and 11 Av, Guatemala City, Guatemala
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Semana Santa is the best time!

We went to Guatemala for Holy Week. What a treat?! This church is along the route and has it's own... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Beautiful Church

Amazing artifacts which were moved from the church of the same name in Antigua after the earthquake... read more

Reviewed 22 April 2017
Francis B
Knysna, South Africa
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This beautiful church contains artwork that was moved from La Merced in Antigua after that building was destroyed by earthquakes.
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  • Very good32%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
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5 Calle and 11 Av, Guatemala City, Guatemala
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to Guatemala for Holy Week. What a treat?! This church is along the route and has it's own procession. The processions of men and women carrying block long barges of sorts carrying mannequins of Christ or May by shoulder for many blocks. The...More

Thank newyorkseestheworld
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Amazing artifacts which were moved from the church of the same name in Antigua after the earthquake in the 1800s. Impressive architecture.

Thank Francis B
Reviewed 6 April 2017

18th century Catholic Temple, one of the iconics places to visit if you're catholic, sacred paintings of the main saints devoted by the guatemalans. San Judas Tadeo, Saint of the imposible causes, devotional day is wednesday, that day you will find lots of flower presents...More

Reviewed 30 November 2016

The full name of the Church - Nuestra Senora de las Mercedes. It was built parallel with the Cathedral Metropolitana. And also 33 years old, just completed, was 2 years earlier. It is also built in the style of Neoclassicism. But architectural decisions are other....More

Thank VadimM67
Reviewed 17 November 2016

The churches are the main attractions in Guatemala City and all are worth seeing, even though the imposing architecture doesn't quite match with the rather bland interiors.

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Reviewed 15 October 2016

This is where the majority of the important stuff was relocated when one of the churches in Antigua was damaged by earthquake. The decision was made to relocate much of the 'fancy' religious artifacts here. The church is quite old and shows the wear of...More

Thank Ross S
Reviewed 7 March 2016

When we first saw an aerial view of La Merced we thought it looked as big as the Vatican. It is expansive but probably not that big. It still serves as a place for worship but some of the building has been destroyed and there...More

Thank CarolSpringfieldIL
Reviewed 8 December 2015 via mobile

The statue of Mary "greeted" me when I entered this church. On the right side of the entrance is the statue of St. Jude where some people were fervently praying while others were writing down their prayer petitions. Both sides of the church have beautiful...More

Thank LolaGo1
Reviewed 3 September 2015

This is one of the most beautiful churches in my country, if not the most beautiful. Even though it has been burglarised, and some works of art were stolen, you should visit it, for the beautiful woodworks it has, if you come to Guatemala, this...More

Thank Mariaeugeniakunco
Reviewed 1 September 2015

A beautiful church with gorgeous altars cover with gold. A great colonial workmanship. The altars were brought from La Merced in Antigua. A must see church in Guatemala City

Thank Olga B
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