Church and Convent La Merced

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Church and Convent La Merced

The facade of this church is, undoubtedly, the best example of the baroque style prominent in many Antiguan constructions. The delicate work in ataurique (a plastic relief technique with vegetable motifs) is an example of the architectural quality of the city.

The convent’s spectacular fountain, the largest of the ones remaining in Antigua Guatemala, was built during the XVIII century and restored in 1944. Inside the church the image of Jesus Nazareno is worshiped, a splendid example of colonial imagery.

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