La Merced Church
Part of the complex of the Antiguo Convento de la Merced, a former convent founded in 1613, this 18th century church is very centrally located in the city, right behind the Palacio de la Diputación or county government building.
The church, built in the Jesuit fashion, consists of a central nave which opens up into two lateral chapels that are attached to one another by arches following the model of Baroque churches. Its vault is built in barrel fashion with lunettes, and its walls contain murals with paintings of angels, plant motifs and signs alluding to the Mercedarian Order.
Its exterior façade consists of a large rectangle crowned by a triangular pediment containing a recess with the image of the Immaculate Conception. This façade also contains the coats of arms of the order and founding family of the convent.
La Merced Church opening times:
April – September
Sunday to Thursday 11.00 – 13.00 and 18.30 – 20.30 h
Friday and Saturday 11.00 – 12.00 and 18.30 – 20.00 h
October – March
Sunday to Thursday 11.00 – 13.00 and 17.30 – 19.30 h
Friday and Saturday 11.00 – 12.00 and 17.30 – 19.30 h