Templo Nuestra Señora de la Merced
Convento de San Felipe Neri
The view from the bell tower and tiled rooftop of the San Felipe Neri convent more than explains Sucre’s nickname of the ‘White City of...
Academia Latinoamericana de Español
The Academia Latinoamericana de Español has a comprehensive program featuring cultural classes and home-stay options.
Quechua-, Spanish- and English-speaking guides lead day and overnight trips to area villages.
Inside the Supermercado mini-mall, Cine SAS has three screens showing the latest Hollywood releases.
A large grocery store in a mini-mall (where the movie theatre is located); carries Bolivian and foreign brands.
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Templo Nuestra Señora de la Merced information
Following the current restoration work (completion date unknown at the time of writing), this church's interior will no doubt once again be one of the most beautiful of any church in Sucre. Much of it was bare when visited, however the views from the bell tower are splendid. Because the order of La Merced left Sucre for Cuzco in 1826, taking its records with it, the church’s founding date is uncertain, but it’s believed to be sometime in the 1540s.
The baroque-style altar and carved mestizo pulpit are decorated with filigree and gold inlay. Several paintings by the esteemed artist Melchor Pérez de Holguín are on display – notably El Nacimiento de Jesús, El Nacimiento de María and a self-portrait of the artist rising from the depths of purgatory.