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“Beautiful!”

Iglesia de La Merced
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US$75.00*
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Half Day Tour to Antigua Guatemala
Ranked #7 of 80 things to do in Antigua
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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.
Atlanta, Georgia
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“Beautiful!”
Reviewed 23 July 2014

This church is beautiful on the inside and out. We stopped by during Mass one evening and didn't stay too long as not to disturb. A must see!

Visited June 2014
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Guatemala City, Guatemala
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13 reviews
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“Love it”
Reviewed 20 July 2014

I love the Merced. I live close to Antigua and we often stop in at the church and ruins. When I was a teen I'd go into the ruins with a coffee and a notebook and spend hours in there writing. If you travel to Antigua, you should definitely see it.

Visited July 2014
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Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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“Nice church”
Reviewed 16 July 2014

Nice church with ruins next door, which are well signed with regards to the history of the convent/church. Entrance was very cheap, and the fountain in the courtyard would be very impressive if they switched the water on.

Visited July 2014
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Olmito, Texas
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95 reviews
24 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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“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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