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If you cross the park and walk east on Calle Real Xalteva for 2 blocks, you'll come across the Iglesia de La Merced on Real Xalteva and 14 de Septiembre. This is considered Granada's most beautiful church, and its baroque facade and intricate interiors have inspired poets for centuries, all the while withstanding a tumultuous history of pirate attacks and civil war skirmishes. First built in 1534, it has been sacked and rebuilt more times than Rome and is all the more beautiful for it. Climb the spiral stairs to the bell tower, where you'll be greeted with great views of the city with the lake and las Isletas in the distance and Volcán Mombacho to the south.