Cusco and the Sacred Valley Sights

La Merced

  • Mantas 121 Map It
  • Cusco
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Published 02/02/2016

Fodor's Review

The church may be overshadowed by the more famous Catedral and Iglesia de la Compañía, but La Merced contains one of the city's most priceless treasures—the Custodia, a solid gold container for communion wafers more than a meter high and encrusted with thousands of precious stones. Rebuilt in the 17th century, this monastery, with two stories of portals and a colonial fountain, gardens, and benches, has a spectacular series of murals that depict the life of the founder of the Mercedarian order, St. Peter of Nolasco. A small museum is found to the side of the church.

Sight Information

Address:

Mantas 121, Cusco, Cusco, Peru

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Sight Details:

  • Free for church, S/6 museum
  • Church: Mon.–Sat. 7–8 am and 5–8 pm; museum: Mon.–Sat. 8–12:30 and 2–5:30

Published 02/02/2016

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