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

You may enjoy staying in Bani if you plan on visiting Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de las Mercedes , as those visiting this region of the Dominican Republic will have the benefit of easy access to this historic attraction for the duration of their trip. There isn't much congestion in the area near the historic site, perhaps because there are so few hotels close.

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 pursuits are also on your Dominican Republic vacation checklist, visit Playa Almendros, the beach closest to this historical site.


Operating Hours

Call their number ahead of time for their operating hours.


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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