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La Merced - Historical Building Antigua - Guatemala

Antigua's most impressive church looks most impressive around the middle of the day, when the sun illuminates its ornate yellow facade. Inside there is a pleasant courtyard with a large central fountain that is best viewed from the top level, where you can look out toward the surrounding volcanoes.

It was originally constructed in 1548, but suffered severe damage in the 1717 earthquake. Rebuilding took 50 years only for it to be hit by another earthquake six years later; it was finally repaired by 1855.

1a Calle Poniente between Ave 6a Norte y ave 5a Norte
Antigua, Guatemala

Historical Building

Price Description: Entrance: Q3p/p ($.40 USD)

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Here are other activities in and around Antigua that may be of interest: Colegio de San Jeronimo, Iglesia y Convento de Santo Domingo , Las Capuchinas, Iglesia y Convento de Santa Clara, Nuestra Señora de la Merced, Church and Convent , San Francisco El Grande Church, Palacio de los Capitanes, Iglesia y Convento de la Recoleccion and Cathedral de Santiago.

14 Aug 2006

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