The Central Valley Sights

Iglesia de la Merced

  • Corner of Cuevas and Estado Map It
  • Rancagua
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Published 01/11/2016

Fodor's Review

A block north of the plaza along Calle Estado is this 18th-century church that was declared a national monument for its beauty and significance in the city's fateful history. It was in this bell tower that O'Higgins waited in vain for reinforcements during the Battle of Independence. The somber, neoclassical twin spires are a fitting memorial. Sadly parts of the church were damaged in the 2010 earthquake, although reconstruction work continues.

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Corner of Cuevas and Estado, Rancagua, O'Higgins, 2820000, Chile

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Published 01/11/2016

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