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The sundial is especially impressive, keeping time since the 17th century.

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Iglesia de La Merced

In-between baroque and Moorish

Bernardo de Legarda is one of the most famous names in the history of Ecuadorian art; you'll find references to this great artist all over the city. This is one of the main reasons to visit the Iglesia de La Merced, or Church of Mercy, as it is home to some of his finest work, such as the stone statue after which the church is named. Among its many other charms, the church's unique style, straddling the baroque and Moorish traditions, is one of the capital's most impressive architectural features. A stroll around the La Merced square in which the church is located comes highly recommended as does the sun dial which has been keeping time since the 17th century. You'll love it!



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