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“Lovely experience”

Iglesia de La Merced
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Owner description: 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.
Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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“Lovely experience”
Reviewed 26 April 2014

Was there during Holy Week and went inside to experience one of the services, absolutely amazing, there was a choir singing and it was beautiful to experience

Visited April 2014
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Guatemala City, Guatemala
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“One of the best examples of Latin American barroque”
Reviewed 24 April 2014

This is a must-to-see in Antigua. Certainly, one of the best examples of Latin American barroque. Don't miss the cloister, in the convent next to the church.
If you want to figure out how it was decorated in the XVII and XVIII century, you should also visit La Merced in Guatemala City. When the capital city moved to its actual settlement, the interior furniture, sculptures and paintings were taken out from Antigua's churches and moved to current Guatemala City to convince people to leave.

Visited April 2014
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Decatur, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Beautiful Easter Service”
Reviewed 22 April 2014

Lovely Easter morning service with both locals and tourists from other countries. Is also open during the week for self guided tours.

Visited April 2014
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Magnificent Views”
Reviewed 10 April 2014

Having grown up in Guatemala, Antigua has always been one of my favorite places in the world. I had been to Antigua many times, but it wasn't until my last trip in 2010 that I had the opportunity to explore La Merced. This beautiful church is near the central park, and if you get to the rooftop the views are magnificent. You can see the volcanoes and are able to hear the birds singing.

Visited May 2013
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seattle
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“Loved it!”
Reviewed 9 April 2014

I loved this old Catholic church. It has old antique furniture and statues that have been saved throughout its history. There is also a park and bus stop so you can interact with the local people. I watched the women embroidery and weave. It was a beautiful experience.

Visited May 2013
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