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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Hi, I'm Madhu. Wanderer. Travel blogger. Story teller. Bitten late and hard by the travel bug, I am on a mission to make up for lost time.

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