Erected in 1536 and rebuilt after the great earthquake in the 17th century, La Merced ranks just below the cathedral and the La Compañía church in importance. It has a beautiful facade and lovely cloisters with a mural depicting the life of the Merced Order's founder. The sacristy contains a small museum of religious art, including a fantastic solid-gold monstrance swathed in precious stones. In the vaults of the church are the remains of two famous conquistadors, Diego de Almagro and Gonzalo Pizarro.
Templo de La Merced
Calle Mantas s/n, Peru
Our Rating Hours Mon–Sat 8:30am–noon and 2–5pm Phone 084/231-831 Prices Admission S/5, S/3 students
MapCalle Mantas s/n Peru Cusco
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