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Church and Convent of Our Lady of Mercy (Iglesia de La Merced)

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Address: Calle Mantas s/n, Cusco, Peru
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Impressive Interior

The audio tour included with Admission did a very good job of pointing out the link between the Spanish Catholicism and the local Andino religions. Highlight was the first cross... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 November 2016
Corey G
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

The audio tour included with Admission did a very good job of pointing out the link between the Spanish Catholicism and the local Andino religions. Highlight was the first cross brought to South America is still displayed.

Thank Corey G
Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

This church is in the center of everything so it would be hard for you not to see this church. It has so many priceless treasures you really should see this. Give it a good half hour just to walk through it.

Thank JaredDubai
Asuncion, Paraguay
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Once you entered in the Convent of Mercy, you will be surprised by the hidden beauty that is there. A central courtyard, beautifully sculpted in stone with wooden carvings ceilings leave the tourists astonished. You must walk it all and especially admire the church choir and the custody of 22 kg of gold and over 1,500 diamonds, which is on... More 

Thank mluzardi
New London, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

You pretty much think you're lost when you approach the entrance, which is in an unlighted archway. They have info in Espanol and English only. After you enter, the main cloister may appear overgrown until you realize that it is just... Natural and fecund. When I visited the place was nearly deserted. The contrast between the wild courtyard and the... More 

Thank Jacqueline E
Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

Please help yourself and visit with a guide. There is so much going on here, that it's really worth it to hear the specifics from a guide, then go back to revisit what you feel is relevant. We could have spent hours in this mighty church.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

I visited this Church on the same day I visited the Koricancha (aka Santo Domingo Church). Of course you should visit the Koricancha, but beware there is hundreds of people roaming around, multitude of guides weaving their ridiculous flags and pushing people as fast as possible. IT is impossible to enjoy this place What a contrasting situation with La Merced.... More 

Thank Miguel M
Scottsdale, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

I toured this by myself without a guide. There is some English text that helped me understand the architectural and historic significance of this Church and the religious order who built this. Unfortunately photographs are not permitted of the art and amazing sacred vessels on display, especially a large heavily jewel encrusted golden monstrance. Any Catholic would appreciate this. It... More 

Thank jnichols
Saint Augustine, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016

This is a nice little church. Not too special, but the location and ease of visit make it worth a stop.

Thank 348tiffanyt
Huntington Beach, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016

Our Nat Geo tour guide took us here. He pointed out how the Catholic priests in converting the Incas incorporated many Incan symbols into the art work that adorns this church. We had a chance to tour the entire facility that dates back 100's of years.

Thank KenVicLee
Maleny, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2016

Unbelievable when you get inside. We went as a part of a tour group so we had a guide explain all of the features of the many,many parts of this church.


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