The cloister of the Iglesia de la Merced houses among other precious artefacts, the fabulous solid gold and diamond encrusted Monstrance of la Merced! Supposed to contain ” … one thousand five hundred eighteen diamonds and fine gems, six hundred fifteen pearls, one amethyst, one topaz, three emeralds, many dozens of rubies and some other precious stones.”.

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Madhu is an Interior designer turned travel blogger on a long sabbatical to explore the world. When not crafting stories on The Urge To Wander, she's probably Tweeting @theurgetowander or sharing special moments on instagram.com/theurgetowander

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