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La Merced Church (Iglesia de la Merced)

Calle Chile at Calle Cuenca, Quito 170150, Ecuador
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First time I've caught this open to the public!

All the many times I've wandered about Quito this church has been closed. This visit I noticed... read more

Reviewed 22 May 2018
EC170131
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Vacaville, California
Another very pretty church

Might have the gold in the altar just about right-- not too much like La Compania. Ceilings done... read more

Reviewed 11 December 2017
Chinapjs
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Located in Quito’s historical neighborhood, this small and cozy church was built during the 16th century by the priests of La Merced.
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good44%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“old town” (4 reviews)
“inscriptions” (2 reviews)
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Reviewed 22 May 2018

All the many times I've wandered about Quito this church has been closed. This visit I noticed it was open so my wife and I stopped in. With all the beautiful churches in Quito, it's hard to rank this one other than it's amazing. If...More

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Reviewed 11 December 2017

Might have the gold in the altar just about right-- not too much like La Compania. Ceilings done in interesting white and pink as are some of the walls. Lots of paintings and strange red tapestry. Probably the 4-5th most interesting church in Quito. Has...More

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Reviewed 4 October 2017

La Merced Church (Iglesia de la Merced) is situated in an historical place and both the architectural design and the contents of the Church of La Merced are fascinating.

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Reviewed 7 July 2017

This is a beautiful place, and while I'm not Catholic, I felt moved. The structure is beautiful and very early in the morning the people that live here go to pray. Put some money in the donation box near the door.

Thank Timothy T
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Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

There are many great churches in Quito old town and while many have similar styles, all of them have their own peculiarities. We visit this one in the middle of mass and you could feel a great sense of spirituality within the smoke golden leaf....More

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Reviewed 14 March 2017

The Basilica of Our Lady of Mercy, is a Catholic temple located in the Historical Center of the city of Quito, capital of Ecuador. It constitutes the first church and main headquarters of the Order mercedaria in the country, and for that reason carries the...More

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Reviewed 6 February 2017

Another huge restored church. La Merced is in the same street as San Francisco. We did not go insjde as we had seen so many beautiful old churches already.

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Reviewed 17 October 2016

Small but historical church in Old Town. Open early and free for a look around. A nice stop through as you are walking around Old Town area.

Thank Laura L
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Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

I just wandered why Catholic churches here in Quito are closed during the day. This church is not an exception - it was closed during my visit. I just took pictures outside and hope that it would finally open before I leave Quito.

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Reviewed 20 September 2016

This is a beautiful, functioning church. Plenty of vendors outside selling to locals and tourists alike. Good for crowd watching.

Thank Fred G
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