Quito Sights


Iglesia de la Merced

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Iglesia de la Merced Review

The Church of Mercy's beautiful, light-filled interior contains a brilliant statue of the Virgin of Mercy above the main altar. It was sculpted to honor Mary, who supposedly intervened to save Quito from a series of 18th-century earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. The church's 153-foot tower houses the city's largest bell. The adjoining convent, shown by appointment only, features a rich collection of colonial paintings and sculptures.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Chile at Cuenca, Centro, Quito, 170130 | Map It
  • Phone: 02/228–0743
  • Cost: Free
  • Hours: Weekdays 8–noon and 2–4
  • Location: Old City
Updated: 06-22-2011

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