Templo de la Merced
Built by Mercedarian friars in the 18th century, the Templo de la Merced was used primarily by Spanish residents. The original church was rebuilt extensively over time; today the building that stands in its place is almost entirely a 20th-century creation—in fact, the sacristy remains one of the only colonial vestiges.
Next door, the former convent has been renovated—more extensively in some areas than others—and houses the Museo del Ámbar de Chiapas.
© Liza Prado and Gary Chandler from Moon Chiapas, 1st Edition