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Iglesia de La Merced information
Arguably the most beautiful church in the city, this landmark is fronted by a plaza popular with young lovers. The caretaker usually takes people up to the bell tower at 11am, but you can ask to go up any time.
Originally completed in 1539, it was razed by pirates in 1655 and rebuilt with its current baroque facade between 1781 and 1783. Damaged by William Walker’s forces in 1854, it was restored with the current elaborate interior in 1862. Today Catholics come here to see an important image of the Virgen de Fatima.