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Quito: Iglesia La Merced | by zug55
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Quito: Iglesia La Merced

The original Iglesia La Merced was built in the 16th century but was largely destroyed in the earthquake of 1660. The foundations of the present building in the Baroque style were not laid until 1701. The tower was completed in 1736, and the church was dedicated in 1747. This stunning organ was built around 1740.

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Taken on December 25, 2011