Panama City Sights

Iglesia de La Merced (Mercy Church)

  • Calle 9 and Av. Central Map It
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Published 11/02/2015

Fodor's Review

One of the oldest structures in the Casco Viejo, La Merced's timeworn, baroque facade was actually removed from a church of the same name in Panamá Viejo and reconstructed here, stone by stone, in 1680. Flanked by white bell towers and tiny chapels, it's a charming sight, especially in late-afternoon light. The interior was destroyed by fires and rebuilt in the early 20th century, when some bad decisions were made, such as covering massive cement pillars with bathroom tiles.

Sight Information


Calle 9 and Av. Central, , Panama

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Sight Details:

  • Weekdays 6:30 am–noon and 2–7, Sat. 4–7 pm, Sun. 6:30–11 am

Published 11/02/2015


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