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All about Iglesia de Jesus in Mérida, Mexico

Updated: April 6, 2024

Main Category: Parks & Churches


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Author: Tobias

Church of Jesus ("Iglesia de Jesus") in Mérida is located at Parque Santa Lucia. The church was built by Jesuits in 1618. Iglesia de Jesus in Mérida, Mexico is about 1.7km away from Casa Loltún. It is located in the city center of Mérida. You walk a bit longer, but you can easily get there on foot.


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Iglesia de Jesus, Parque Santa Lucia, Centro, Mérida, Yucatán, Mexiko



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1.7km from Casa Loltún

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Within the city


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average rating is 4.6 out of 5, based on 15 votes, Ratings

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Iglesia de Jesus

The Iglesia de Jesus, Tereca Orden (Church of Jesus) in Mérida is located on the corner of Calle 57 and Calle 60. It's one block from Plaza Grande.

Parque a la Maternidad is on the the left and Parque Hidalgo is on right. In Parque Hidalgo you will find some shady spots as well as a Starbucks and a Santa Clara ice cream parlor.

The church was built in 1618 by Jesuits from the stones of a destroyed Maya temple that occupied the site. Initially, the church was much smaller, and it was not until the end of the 17th century that the Jesuits expanded it in the Baroque style to its present size.

The church is usually open in the evenings Tuesday through Friday.

Beautiful interior

The Iglesia Jesus, like most of the churches in Mérida, has a rather plain facade, but one of the most beautiful interiors of all churches in Mérida.

You will find beautiful fresco paintings depicting biblical scenes. Every wall is decorated, some with gold paint. This also gives an interesting contrast to the very plain and simple exterior of the church.

Beautiful interior of Iglesia de Jesus
Beautiful interior

Wooden altar

In the nave there is a gilded wooden altar with a main altarpiece consecrated in the middle of the 20th century. The wooden monument with four columns frames the image of Christ.

Wooden altar
Wooden altar

On two pedestals on the left and right are depicted the Virgin Mary and St. Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Jesuit order. At the top of the altar is a statue of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.


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