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La Virgen de la Merced - Historical Building Riobamba - Ecuador

La Virgen de la Merced is a pretty white and red church on the corner of Eugenio Espejo and Guayaquil streets, across from the Riobamba food market. An inscription inside the vestibule reads "Señor, no nos dejes caer en la tentación" (Lord, lead us not into temptation) and the interior of the church features a large gold altar. Like many Riobamba attractions, however, La Virgen is usually closed. The church opens for services Tuesday through Friday (at 7 a.m.), Saturdays (7 p.m.) and Sundays (7, 9, 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.).


Eugenio Espejo and Guayaquil

Riobamba, Ecuador

Historical Building

Relative price: Budget

Travel Skills: None

Here are other activities in and around Riobamba that may be of interest: Catedral de Riobamba and La Balbanera Church.

By Rachael Hanley
A sometime newspaper journalist with a heavy side of wanderlust, Rachael moved to Quito in November to work on the V!VA staff. She is currently...
08 Feb 2013

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