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“Beautiful Church”

Iglesia de La Merced
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US$75.00*
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Half Day Tour to Antigua Guatemala
Ranked #7 of 81 things to do in Antigua
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Olmito, Texas
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96 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Beautiful Church”
Reviewed 15 July 2014

This is a beautiful church to visit right in the heart of Antigua. For you who are looking at the Arch, it is he church at the end of the street (looking north) right behind the Arch. Go and take a look. There is also a small park/plaza in front of the church that is a great place to relax and people watch. No venders like o the Main Plaza and the locals are just doing their thing, meaning they are more relaxed and friendly.

Visited June 2014
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Dallas, Texas
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“A must see in Antigua”
Reviewed 10 July 2014

This is such a beutiful and classic latin american catholic church. Everyone should see the exterior and the main cathedral. Very close to the city center so easy to get to and again, not to be missed.

Visited July 2014
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Yellow Baroque Cathedral La Merced”
Reviewed 10 July 2014

Gorgeous yellow and white baroque cathedral. la merced has culture, history and beauty. it is also located nearby great restaurants and the arch. do not miss the mermaid fountain in the front.

Visited July 2014
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Guatemala City, Guatemala
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51 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“All Guatemalan”
Reviewed 30 June 2014

Sunday afternoon, there was some good marimba in front of the church and traditional food vendors at one side. Very good food if you want to try our chuchitos, tamalitos, tostadas y atoles.

Visited June 2014
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New York City, New York
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102 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“nice”
Reviewed 23 June 2014

A very pretty church. It is free (because it's a church). Donations accepted. Still not 50 characters, really?

Visited July 2013
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