Quito Sights

Iglesia de la Merced

  • Chile at Cuenca Map It
  • Centro
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Published 01/22/2016

Fodor's 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.

Sight Information


Chile at Cuenca, Quito, Pichincha, 170130, Ecuador

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Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Weekdays 8–noon and 2–4

Published 01/22/2016


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