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Iglesia La Merced - Historical Building Lima - Peru

One of the oldest churches in all of South America, founded in 1535 by Fray Miguel de Orenes, who was reputed to be 110 years old at the time, the Iglesia la Merced features a very elaborate, impressive façade. Inside, the neoclassic altar is home to a Virgin of Mercy, which was adopted in 1823 as patroness of the Peruvian Army. Parts have been added or reconstructed after earthquakes, resulting in an interesting hodgepodge of styles.

Jirón de la Unión 621

Central Lima, Lima, Peru

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Getting There
The church is two blocks south of the Plaza de Armas.

Price Description: Free.

Relative price: Free

Open Hours from:Monday-Saturday 8 a.m.-noon, 3:30-8:30 p.m.; Sunday 7 a.m.-9 p.m.

Travel Skills: None

Currencies accepted
Peruvian nuevo sol

Here are other activities in and around Central Lima that may be of interest: Convento de Santo Domingo, Santuario De Santa Rosa De Lima, Iglesia de Jesús, Maria y José, Correo Central de Lima, Palacio de Gobierno, Iglesia San Pedro and Casa Aliaga.

27 Jan 2012

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