Again, before you start this part be sure and read part 1 & 2.
But when you come around the corner you are awed by the view of the front:
The church entrance is on the right, and the monastery entrance is the smaller on the left, so we immediately entered the church to this magnificent view:
My only thoughts were the simplicity and cleanest is how a house of God should look. Look close at the main alter:
Again, the side alters were beautiful. Everyone said we should be sure and see the Monastery next door, so we next entered it. When Susy and I entered the courtyard it was the most beautiful (of it’s era) we had ever seen. I’m going to try and show you in a few pictures what it was, but you can just see how many movies might be shot in settings like this:
Looking down the side passages and you can just picture the monks strolling around the courtyard:
In case you couldn’t tell that’s me not a monk. Here’s one last look at the courtyard from the other side with the church behind:
Well that’s the Church and Monastery of La Merced and the end of part 3. I hope you can see what a highlight of the day this site was, but there’s more to come on this surprising trip, so let’s go on to Part 4.
Love You All,
Gary (alias Gagu)