The Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de la Merced is also known by the locals as just “Iglesia de la Merced.” The building is a Catholic temple dedicated to the Virgen de las Mercedes and has a neo-Gothic architecture. It stands out as the main tower has a German Gothic style, with a wonderful view to Braulio Carrillo Park (La Merced Park), where it is located.
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Metropolitan Cathedral San Jose
San José’s (Costa Rica) principal Catholic cathedral was built in 1871. Though rather plain from the outside, the large neoclassical church features a mix of stained-glass works, and assorted sculptures and bas-reliefs. It also has a wonderfully restored 19th-century pipe organ. A well-tended little garden surrounds the church and features a massive marble statue of Pope Juan Paul II
New Mexico – Santa Fe – Loretto Chapel
The Loretto Chapel in Santa Fe, New Mexico is a former Roman Catholic church that is now used as a museum and wedding chapel.