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Reviewed 2 days ago

We stopped to visit La Merced on a Monday morning when most cultural institutions were closed. A mass was underway and the pews were surprisingly (to me) full given the day and time. This is not the Grand Cathedral. It's more of a church for...More

Thank SanFranciscoGuy634
Reviewed 6 October 2018

Smell of intense, holy water and gazing upon saints, you know you are in a centuries old church. The inside of the church is awash in pink, warm colors and chandelier lights aglow. The tiles and intricate detailing and devout worshippers gives this church a...More

Thank R P
Reviewed 24 August 2018

We found this on a list of "must see" churches in Santiago, and I agree with that assessment. Very beautiful church. We did not have time to see the small museum next door but it looked like it would have been worth a stop as...More

Thank SLKspingirl
Reviewed 15 March 2018

The church dates from the 18th century. It is a Chilean national monument. Be sure to visit the small museum next store. It houses religious artifacts and some pieces from Eater Island. The garden is very tranquil. Check the hours for when the church is...More

Thank jam6768_290
Reviewed 30 January 2018

The building of this Basilica commenced in 1795 for the Order of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mercy and has had several additions since including the two brick towers that were added in 1859 and 1885. It is located on the corner of Merced and...More

Thank westy54
Reviewed 8 December 2017

The Church has its history attached to it, and i think guided tours are available inside the premises; but we just went in to Pray. It was so divine, so heavenly, so peaceful, and the paintings, the architecture, the floral decorations, were amazing. Its in...More

Thank Prakash M
Reviewed 10 November 2017

This church features some bells which tell you the time, and such characteristic was immortalised in the tango called "Carillón de La Merced", written by the Argentinean Enrique Santos Discepolo.

Thank Luchoruiz
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

This is a lovely church in downtown Santiago de Chile, so make sure you take time to enter and get out of the bustle of the city.

Thank QuickWhitTravel
Reviewed 11 July 2017

One of the most beautiful and artistic churches on downtown Santiago which gave the name of the colonial Merced Street is the Basilica de la Merced church. The friars have preserved most of the ancient artistic pieces collected for years to embellish the temple. It...More

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Reviewed 2 May 2017

We can't pass a church without dropping in and this one is a beautiful one in the middle of the city. The outside has great colours and the inside is very solemn, but gives you wonderful feeling being there.

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