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All reviews bell tower spiral staircase beautiful church worth the climb great view of the city pretty church old church worth the effort walk up worth a visit lake nicaragua take pictures volcan mombacho bells rooftops rung facade
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Reviewed 16 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Liz B
Reviewed 9 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

Date of experience: March 2018
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

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Lucia F
Reviewed 4 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.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Annie M
Reviewed 3 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.

Date of experience: June 2018
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.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Cory M
Reviewed 7 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

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Brittany_11_10
Reviewed 25 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.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Jodell S
Reviewed 12 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.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Ingelisse
Reviewed 12 April 2018

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

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Asia P
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Destene
23 December 2014|
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Response from Sarah H | 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
17 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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