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Iglesia de la Merced - Other Activity Antigua - Guatemala

A good site to visit if you have a spare 10 minutes, La Merced stands out from other Antigua churches for its impressive bright yellow and white latticed facade. Inside is basic by comparison. For less than a dollar you can also enter the peaceful ruined cloisters next door, with a pretty tiered fountain and upstairs, views of the surrounding mountains. Mosaics, made from recycled magazines by inmates of a local prison are for sale in the courtyard. Try to go on the weekend when, between 4 and 8 p.m., the park outside fills up with locals and tourists alike, all snacking on cheap and tasty street food.

Location:
1a Ca. Poniente.
Antigua, Guatemala

Other Activity Types:
Church

Getting There
Near 'El Arco'.

Travel Tips: Mass: Saturday 6 p.m.; Sunday 6 a.m., 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 7 p.m.

Price Description: Free (or donation).

Relative price: Budget

Travel Skills: None

Currencies accepted
Guatemalan quetzal



Here are other activities in and around Antigua that may be of interest: Antigua Cooking School, New Sensation Salsa Studio , Finca Filadelfia Coffee Farm Tour and Around Antigua: Ciudad Vieja.








By Joanne Sykes

Born and raised in Yorkshire, England, Jo is currently working as a freelance travel writer in Latin America. With degrees in...

25 Aug 2009







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