Basilica of Nuestra Señora de la Merced Panorama, Peru

The Minor Basilica and Convent of Nuestra Señora de la Merced is a church in Lima, Lima Region, Peru. It is designed in the Baroque style known as Churrigueresque.

It was originally built by Friar Miguel de Orenes in 1535, taken by the holder to the Archangel Michael.

In the Basilica, the Patroness of the Peruvian Armed Forces is venerated.

The Mercedarians not only evangelized the region but also managed the development of the city by building many of the notable churches that are preserved to this day.

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