Attractions in Camagüey

Church Nuestra Señora de la Merced (Our Lady of Me

Located in the emblematic Worker’s Square, the church was built in 1748 although it underwent 2 renovations afterwards, one halfway through the XIX century and another in the early XXth; during the latter some precious Art Nouveau frescos were added to its interior’s ceiling.

It rises imposingly before the visitor’s eyes with its solid brick structure and exhibits an eclectic style in its design. It was in its time the major church of Cuba, that is, before it got heavy competition from those raised in Havana and Santiago de Cuba.

Its interior collects a fair amount of paintings with religious motifs of unquestionable value in terms of antiquity and aesthetic quality. Also a standout amongst the most valuable artworks in its interior is the Holy Sepulchre featured very close to the high altar: a veritable jewel fashioned entirely from silver that is valued among the most priceless in all Hispanic America.