Ambato Ecuador, La Merced Church

Built after the earthquake of 1800 and built with Baroque influence, the Church of Mercy belongs to one of the oldest religious communities in the city of Ambato, the Padres Mercedarios. The interior can be considered a small museum of religious art, which desataca a beautiful gold-leaf altar which exhibits the different sculptures. The beauty of its side walls is enhanced by the beautiful and colorful stained glass religious.

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  • City:Ambato
  • Sector:Center
  • Address:Rocafuerte and 5 de Junio
  • Schedule of attention Monday to Sunday 7:00 to 19:00
  • Cost of revenue:Free



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Information of La Merced Church

La Merced Church is located in the traditional neighborhood of the same name, in the streets Rocafuerte and June 5, a sector that keeps quiet colonial style church built by highlighting the Padres Mercedarios in honor of the Virgen de las Mercedes in the second decade of the twentieth.

The church is designed under the architectural standards of the colonial period in Ecuador.

This imposing building has three naves, the central nave has a dome, the altar made in gold has the image of the Virgen de la Merced in their aisles are two altars with religious images, decorated in a style Baroque abroad, we can still appreciate.

The vault is of large proportions and the set is limited by medieval walls.

Considered one of the leading churches of Ambato, where a vast majority of people come to celebrate baptisms, first communions, confirmations, marriages, birthdays and masses of children.

Ambato, La Merced Church


Map La Merced Church, Ambato Ecuador

Map of La Merced Church, Ambato Ecuador



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