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A great church

For me it is one of the most beautiful churches in the city, its is quite big and has several good... read more

Reviewed 17 March 2018
Ana Maria W
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Steinen Baden, Germany
Best church in guatemala city

I was amazed at this church. It is grand and captivating. I respectively took more than 100 photos... read more

Reviewed 10 February 2018
Mike J
,
Portland, Oregon
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This beautiful church contains artwork that was moved from La Merced in Antigua after that building was destroyed by earthquakes.
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  • Average2%
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5 Calle and 11 Av, Guatemala City, Guatemala
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Reviewed 17 March 2018

For me it is one of the most beautiful churches in the city, its is quite big and has several good side altars. The problem is the parking in the area. The Jesuits are the ones in charge of this church and it is a...More

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Reviewed 10 February 2018

I was amazed at this church. It is grand and captivating. I respectively took more than 100 photos. This was my favorite place I went to in the city.

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Reviewed 1 January 2018

Was there during the Christmas holidays and right after a wedding concluded. Loved the colorful drapes.

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Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

If you like historic places and religious buildings, La Merced is right for you! The best day to visit is on wenesdays because in this Church you will find the miracaulos: San Judas Tadeo, and specially in this day you will see a lot of...More

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Reviewed 25 July 2017

If you like beautiful churches and their history then go to this one. You go inside and find great images. We were blessed to be walking in after a portion of our city tour when a mass was being held.

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Reviewed 22 May 2017

We went to Guatemala for Holy Week. What a treat?! This church is along the route and has it's own procession. The processions of men and women carrying block long barges of sorts carrying mannequins of Christ or May by shoulder for many blocks. The...More

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Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

Amazing artifacts which were moved from the church of the same name in Antigua after the earthquake in the 1800s. Impressive architecture.

Thank Francis B
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Reviewed 5 April 2017

18th century Catholic Temple, one of the iconics places to visit if you're catholic, sacred paintings of the main saints devoted by the guatemalans. San Judas Tadeo, Saint of the imposible causes, devotional day is wednesday, that day you will find lots of flower presents...More

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Reviewed 29 November 2016

The full name of the Church - Nuestra Senora de las Mercedes. It was built parallel with the Cathedral Metropolitana. And also 33 years old, just completed, was 2 years earlier. It is also built in the style of Neoclassicism. But architectural decisions are other....More

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Reviewed 16 November 2016

The churches are the main attractions in Guatemala City and all are worth seeing, even though the imposing architecture doesn't quite match with the rather bland interiors.

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