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Temple of La Merced in Puno

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Visiting one of the historic temples of Puno will be like going back in history, each temple in Puno shows us a main feature that was lived at that time, this time we will talk about the temple of La Merced of Puno.

The temple was built on the initiative of his devout parishioners, which highlights the republican style, and has a single tower and bell tower.

History of the Church of La Merced of Puno

Templo De La Maerced Puno Foto: chihuanco / www.flickr.com
Temple Of La Merced Puno Foto: chihuanco / www.flickr.com

The church La Merced or Our Lady of Mercy temple was built in 1889, a republican work that was built with rock, iron and cement, and what makes it unique from the others is that in its construction predominates the pink to reddish color.

This great religious architecture was built by the initiative of his faithful devotees, who commissioned its construction to Don Gregorio Moroco L. and was reopened in 1959. Some time later it was refurbished in 1995.

Another of its characteristics is that it only has a bell tower unlike the other temples, its external infrastructure ends in a dome and on it a cross with ornamental sentinels, the tower has a clock with four circular faces that also stand out from the others.

The back of the church has a dome with several windows that keep illuminated the entire interior of the church, inside La Merced you can find very original representative objects.

And what is striking inside the temple is that its sailboats are in the shape of sikus (a characteristic element of the Altiplano) and other objects that are made of a special wood, and the inside of the temple was also remodeled in 1995.

Location of the Church of La Merced

The Church of La Merced is exactly in the Plaza de Bolognesi in Juliaca, and you can visit it all week with total normality.

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