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Church of the Third Order

Location: On corner of Calle 60 and Calle 59, next to Parque de la Madre, Merida

A beautiful church Iglesia de la Tercera Orden, Church of the Third Order, is located right next door to the Parque de la Madre.  Elaborate and beautiful the church was built in 1620 by the Jesuits, who did not take the vow of poverty like their Franciscan brothers, explaining why they would design such a lavish place for the rich members in town to worship. 

On the front of the church, currently a huge banner hangs down the front announcing its upcoming anniversary concert with Las Maya Internacional, Loss Jugares and La Decada on December 1 “benefitting the Church and Jesus”.  


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