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

Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de las Mercedes is located in Bani, so visitors to this area of the Dominican Republic will have easy site access throughout their trip. There isn't much congestion in the area near the historic site, particularly since there is such a limited selection of hotel booking options 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 you work up an appetite while viewing the historic site, don't worry -- you can find a plentiful supply of food and drink providers in the vicinity. The most frequented nearby restaurant is Cafeteraa El Cajuil, a great restaurant to fill up at before checking out Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de las Mercedes . Also close-by, you will find eateries including Cafeteraa El Corillo and Cafeteraa El Potro allowing you to choose between a number of dining options.


Operating Hours

Call their number before you visit to find out their hours of operation.


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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