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Iglesia Nuestra Senora de La Merced

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Nice church visit

I'm not a Catholic but I went in to visit the church on the advice of our local guide. Worth the... read more

Reviewed 8 May 2018
Harry R
Norrkoping, Sweden
Stunning Church

In all of Sucre, this was the nicest church we visited. It is a Jesuit one as far as I recall and... read more

Reviewed 28 March 2017
Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 8 May 2018

I'm not a Catholic but I went in to visit the church on the advice of our local guide. Worth the cost, 15 bol if I remember right. The climb to the rooftop gives an view over the city. The interior is nice and peaceful.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Harry R
Reviewed 11 August 2017

This really run down, shabby church is a must see in Sucre. For only BS10 it is well worth it. The main and side altars are really spectacular, intricately carved and decorated in gold. You can ascend the bell tower onto the roof, where there...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 28 March 2017

In all of Sucre, this was the nicest church we visited. It is a Jesuit one as far as I recall and even though it does not look that ornate on the outside, it is has a stunning interior, full of iconography, statues and religious...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Bozeman-Dublin
Reviewed 17 February 2017

The church itself really needs a makeover, hence the fee of 10 Bol. to get in. However, when you take the staircase to the second floor, to the organ loft, the view of the church is much nicer. Wait, you are not done yet. There...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Ryan J
Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Admission of 10bs is worth is: the view from the rooftop is very nice. The inside of the church is not much special, I have to say. But they are restoring it with the money from the admissions. So you can help out by visiting!

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank CoisDeZweed
Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

I don't usually go to church anymore but I found myself coming here a few times to clear my head during traveling. It's a beautiful place and it's calming to be in there. For some reason it's just this church. I haven't attended any other...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank RobertN1738
Reviewed 5 October 2016

Absolutely beautiful interior with superb massive altar decorations and gorgeous wall reliefs. The climb to the roof is worth it for the stunning views of the city & mountains. Not for anyone with vertigo and no safety rails but who cares?! Simply amazing.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Bolton508d
Reviewed 24 September 2016

The church is generally open for visits in the afternoons, but I have also visited when it was supposed to be open, and yet was shut. It is undergoing restoration, so it is not in the best condition. However, the artwork in there, as well...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank colin_matthew
Reviewed 4 September 2016

The church looks a bit 'untidy' on the inside as it is currently being restored but the altar and pulpit are both beautiful. There are also great views of sucre city centre if you climb on the roof. Definitely worth seeing for 10 Bs!

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Luca L
Reviewed 19 May 2016

Very glad I visited this church and climbed to the roof for great views of the centre of Sucre´s white city. Inside, it was hard to see much because of very low lighting.

Date of experience: May 2016
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