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Destroyed twice by earthquakes, this 1548 church was rebuilt in the 1700s to withstand earthquakes and boasts a lovely yellow façade and a huge stone fountain, reputed to be the largest in Central America.
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We thought this was a beautiful church. I was impressed by the large rosary hanging over the door. It is colonial architecture.

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 6 September 2019 via mobile

Pretty in yellow; however it's another church. It's surrounded by vendors. I didn't go in as I was tired of so many of the listed sites being closed.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank mbg1968
Reviewed 3 September 2019 via mobile

Very close to the arch of Santa Catalina. Quite many vendors in front of the church. Nice place to stop by and snap a few photos.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank heguangz
Reviewed 28 August 2019

A lively place on weekend nights well lit up close to the iconic arch. They have a number of nice food stalls on the weekends selling cheap and tasty eats. The entire area is quite lively. they will sometimes have live music and street performers...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank rstp99
Reviewed 25 August 2019

This is one of the iconic churches of Antigua. We went to Mass there during our three week visit to Antigua. The inside of the church alone makes the trip to Antigua worthwhile.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank beatdrum
Reviewed 18 August 2019

This yellow church is lovely from the outside and from the inside. Step inside for a brief respite from the crowds, vendors and noise outside.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Saranger
Reviewed 18 August 2019

The architect is unique and beautiful baroque Church with wonderful facade . The Saints inside the church are breathtaking. Worth the visit to see this beauful church.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank RobVera
Reviewed 31 July 2019

This church is beautiful to visit - nice building from both the inside and the outside. In the nearby park you can buy cheap street food.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank ogol17
Reviewed 4 July 2019

There are so many beautiful old churches in Antigua, but La Merced has to be at the top of the list. If you are in Antigua during Semana Santa, two processions will originate from La Merced -- one on Palm Sunday and one on Good...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 3 July 2019 via mobile

Worth the entrance fee. Lots of informational boards around to explain what you’re seeing. Gorgeous place.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Response from luke47 | Reviewed this property |
The indoor market is named Nim Pot. It was once a movie theater. It is next to Frida'a Mexican Restaurant. You cannot bargain in there, but prices are reasonable.
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