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Calle Real Xalteva | Barrio Xalteva, Granada, Nicaragua
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 21 January 2015

This is probably the most accessible viewpoint of Granada. Although the stairs are a bit complicated, the view and photos that can be obtained, definitely worth it. Climbing the tower of course is something nice, just make sure you are not with very old people,...More

4  Thank Freddy M
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 12 February 2016 via mobile

This church is very rundown outside but is still quite a nice photo. Inside it is average and the belltower disappoints - there is no plazza to look down into and the full 365 degree view will not rock your world. Save your money.

1  Thank SoloBurr
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hiking up to the top of the tower was well worth it! The view of beautiful colonial Granada was spectacular!

Thank Liz B
Reviewed 10 July 2018

The Iglesia de la Merced, or, Church of Mercy, is a charming and beautiful old church with a clock tower/observatory, accessible by a steep and tight spiral staircase. It's worth the climb, as one is rewarded with 360 degree views of the rooftops of the...More

Thank heyjudithz
Reviewed 7 July 2018

La merced is a church 5 minutes from the city center and you have the best view on everything - the cathedral, the volcano, the lake and the city itself. The sunset is an amazing time to go there, great place to take pictures. hahaha...More

Thank Lucia F
Reviewed 5 July 2018

This was a pretty cathedral that gave you the feel of going back in time. For about a dollar you can climb to the bell tower and enjoy great views of Granada.

Thank Annie M
Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

Loved the view of the city from the bell tower. It is truly remarkably picturesque and compact. Lovely parks and walks. Enjoyed this place and a good city with Byron, an excellent local guide.

Thank Daran71
Reviewed 8 May 2018

We have gone at least a dozen times but have stopped going due to the attraction rarely being open. The stairs and rail really could use a new coat of paint.

Thank Cory M
Reviewed 8 May 2018

While the church closes at 5, so you can't quite be there at sunset, if you go as late as possible in the day, the sky is really pretty, and the lighting is perfect. It's only $1 to climb the stairs to the top, but...More

Thank Brittany_11_10
Reviewed 26 April 2018

Beautiful views of the city from the bell tower for only $1. I was there twice, and am glad i went back the second time for better lighting in the afternoon.

Thank Jodell S
Reviewed 13 April 2018

No one tells you that you have to pay $1/pp to climb the scary, extra narrow, spiraling stairs to get to the top, but you get the best rooftop views of Granada, seeing clearly to Ometepe on a sunny day.

Thank Ingelisse
Reviewed 13 April 2018

a dollar to climb to the top of a bell tower and get excellent panoramic views of the city.....just do it.

Thank Asia P
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Destene
23 December 2014|
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Response from Oconnors1101 | Reviewed this property |
No . Its just a small church, you just walk up, pay your dollar and go up. There is no tour
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Aubrey40
18 December 2014|
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Response from jennifer c | Reviewed this property |
Well, the church will most likely be open since they offer mass on Christmas day. As for the bell tower I am not quite sure if it will be open or not. However, if it is for $1 you can go to the top and see a spectacular view... More
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