Iglesia de La Merced

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Iglesia de La Merced information

Ica , Peru
cnr Bolívar & Libertad
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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 still closed with talk of it being demolished. Various campaigns are being formulated to save it.