Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de las Mercedes

The church, whose name in English is Church of Our Lady of Mercy, was built prior to 1550, but sacked and destroyed by Francis Drake. Rebuilt (as well as several times later) features a grand interior that was built in the traditional style of the Spanish.


Visitors are free to explore what remains of the church, and the devotional areas dedicated to the Virgin Mary.

Staying Close

Bani is a good option for those wishing to visit Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de las Mercedes , since travelers to this part of the Dominican Republic will be excited to have convenient access to the historical site during their time there. You won't find the area surrounding the historical site flooded with tourists, especially as there are very few places to stay nearby.

Hotels near Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de las Mercedes
Hotel Type Island Distance Direction
Hotel Caribani Hotel Hispaniola 1.7 mi. (0.4 km) NNE

Location and What's Nearby

If outdoor activities also pique your interest, consider visiting Playa Almendros, the beach closest to this historical site.


Operating Hours

The opening and closing hours for Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de las Mercedes are not readily available, meaning that your party's smartest option is phoning before you leave to ensure the attraction is open for business when you and your companions aim to head over.


There is no admission necessary for those who want to visit the church, though donations are happily accepted.

Contact Information

Phone Number: (809) 682-3744

Location: Corner of Las Mercedes y José Reyes, Bani, Hispaniola


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