Iglesia de La Merced
Centro Cultural de la Unica
This art gallery sits in a restored courtyard next to the cathedral; expositions inside are small but packed with local talent.
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True, the bow-tied waiters are a bit over the top (this ain’t the Ritz), but Anita does a mean stuffed avocado and the bakery counter...
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Iglesia de La Merced information
Ica’s cathedral was the last church the Jesuits built in Peru before their expulsion. It was rebuilt in the late 19th century and contains a finely carved wooden altar. The effects of the 2007 earthquake caused a steeple and part of the roof to collapse. At the time of writing the church was closed for restorations.