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  • Address: 1a Calle Poniente and 6a Av. Norte, Guatemala
  • Hours: Daily, 9am - 6pm
  • Admission: Free admission to church. Less than $1 to visit ruins of monastery

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La Merced Cathedral

This gorgeous Baroque-style church features a soft, buttery yellow exterior complimented by white trim. Originally a male monastery, La Merced was originally built in 1548. Later, in 1749, Juan de Dios began work on building today's church, finishing the project in 1767.

The exterior of the intricately designed church features sculptures and paintings, such as the well-known Jesus Nazareno. Inside, ruins of the monastery can be found, including the Fuente de Pescados, or Fountain of the Fish. During Holy Week, the church is the start of the procession.

Practical Info

The church is located just north of Plaza Mayor. Well worth a look are the ruins of the monastery, which are located on the side of the church and feature a gorgeous pond and courtyard. Head up to the top of the convent for views of the area.

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Half Day Tour to Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala City, null
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Half Day Tour to Antigua Guatemala

Located just one hour away from Guatemala City, this is the most visited destiny because of its history and its cultural beauty. The city of Santiago de los ...  Read more

Location: Guatemala City, Guatemala
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $75.00
Antigua Guatemala City Tour, Guatemala City, City Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Antigua Guatemala City Tour

Antigua Guatemala, commonly referred to as just Antigua or La Antigua, is a city in the central highlands of Guatemala famous for its well-preserved Spanish ...  Read more

Location: Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $60.00
Colonial Antigua Morning Tour from Guatemala City, Guatemala City, Full-day Tours
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Colonial Antigua Morning Tour from Guatemala City

Depart from Guatemala City to explore the fascinating city of Antigua and learn about it’s history during colonial times. On this 5-hour tour, our expert guide ...  Read more

Location: Guatemala City, Guatemala
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $32.00
Colonial Antigua Morning Walking Tour, Antigua, Half-day Tours
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Colonial Antigua Morning Walking Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 8 Reviews

Join this 3-hour tour and explore Antigua! Our expert guide will talk about the many wonders of this city, once considered the third most important Spanish ...  Read more

Location: Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $24.99
Full-Day Tour of Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala City, Walking Tours
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Full-Day Tour of Antigua Guatemala

Visit city sites and a preserved colonial heritage in a valley with three mighty volcanoes during this 8-hour guided tour. The wonderland of Antigua Guatemala, ...  Read more

Location: Guatemala City, Guatemala
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $87.00
Full-Day Tour: Colonial Antigua, Jade Factory and Textile Experience with Lunch, Antigua, Day Trips
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Full-Day Tour: Colonial Antigua, Jade Factory and Textile Experience with Lunch

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 18 Reviews

Depart from Antigua to explore this fascinating city and learn about its history during colonial times. Our expert guide will talk about the many wonders of ...  Read more

Location: Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $64.00
Puerto Quetzal Shore Excursion: Colonial Antigua and Hot Springs with Lunch, Puerto Quetzal, Day ... 
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Puerto Quetzal Shore Excursion: Colonial Antigua and Hot Springs with Lunch

4.5 star rating: Recommended 12 Reviews

Depart from Puerto Quetzal to enjoy a soft walking tour in Antigua, a city in the central highlands of Guatemala famous for its well-preserved Spanish Baroque ...  Read more

Location: Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $99.00
Full-Day Tour: Colonial Antigua, Jade Factory and Textile Experience with Lunch from Guatemala ... 
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Full-Day Tour: Colonial Antigua, Jade Factory and Textile Experience with Lunch from Guatemala City

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 9 Reviews

Departing from Guatemala City, explore the fascinating city of Antigua on this full-day tour and learn about its history during colonial times. Our expert ...  Read more

Location: Guatemala City, Guatemala
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $64.00
Colonial Antigua Afternoon Tour from Guatemala City, Guatemala City, Day Trips
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Colonial Antigua Afternoon Tour from Guatemala City

4 star rating: Recommended 8 Reviews

Departing from Guatemala City, explore the fascinating city of Antigua and learn about it’s history during colonial times. On this 5-hour tour, our expert ...  Read more

Location: Guatemala City, Guatemala
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $32.00
Antigua Guatemala Day Tour: From San Salvador, San Salvador, Half-day Tours
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Antigua Guatemala Day Tour: From San Salvador

Beauty and history are together in one of the oldest cities of the Americas.  Your full-day excursion includes stops at some of the colonial town’s ...  Read more

Location: San Salvador, El Salvador
Duration: 14 hours (approx.)

From USD $266.00

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