View from the Clock Tower at Iglesia de la Merced, Granada, Nicaragua
A view out over the city of Granada from the clock tower at Iglesia de la Merced, one of the city's most beautiful and historic churches. Iglesia de la Merced is regarded as one of the most beautiful of Granada's churches. It was originally built in 1539, but in subsequent centuries it was destroyed or damaged and rebuilt several times. The current baroque facade dates to 1783. The church's most recent renovation came after being being damaged by William Walker's men in 1854, with the restoration done in 1862.