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Iglesia de la Merced

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

Published 01/20/2011

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. Parts of the church were unfortunately damaged in the 2010 earthquake.

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At Cuevas and Estado, Rancagua, O'Higgins, 2820000, Chile

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Published 01/20/2011


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