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Templo Nuestra Señora de la Merced information
Contrary to its ordinary exterior, this church is blessed with the most beautiful interior of any church in Sucre and possibly in Bolivia. 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. The views from the bell tower are splendid.