Church and Convent of Our Lady of Mercy (Iglesia de La Merced), Cusco

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Built in the mid 17th century, Church and Convent of Our Lady of Mercy (Iglesia de La Merced) reflects Cusco’s religious history. The Catholic church was built in an ornate Baroque style typical of churches of the time. Head inside to see the intricately sculpted altar and cloisters, as well as numerous examples of colonial carvings and paintings. The impressive baroque tower and facade deserve to be captured on film, so take a camera along. Discover how to plan a Cusco trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.
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  • It is one of the many churches in Cusco. It is not included in the Religious Circuit Ticket, so to enter you pay S/.9.00 soles per person and there is no guidance service, however there is a lot of information on the internet and each sample has its description. Here you will find the jewel and relic "The Custody of Mercy", made of 24 carat gold and inlaid with 1518 diamonds, 615 stones (rubies, topazes and emeralds) and a large mermaid-shaped pearl considered the second largest in the world. It is not allowed to take pictures of the interior, but in the atrium of the convent. Hours are from 8:00 to 12:00 and from 14:00 to 17:00.
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  • A just beautiful cloister with paintings all more beautiful than the other. Everything is beautiful, it's serene and no one goes and it's a shame!!! The entrance to the convent is at 10 soles it's really cheap. The church next door is free and very pretty. Too bad there are no books with pictures on the different paintings. We loved this place!
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