For me it has an special meaning I always wanted to be there with my future husband and I went with him, the design of the church is like a dream I strongly recommend to go and visit this beautiful place but please make sure you are doing during the day.
I went to attend some marriage and I can said it is a peaceful place to pray too, that neighborhood is very traditional you will be enjoying to visit gastronomy located there and even some typical sessions talking histories “cuenteros” in the evenings.
The church of Our Lady of La Merced is part of the religious complex where the city of Santiago de Cali was founded. As well as the church, you can see the chapel of the Virgin of the Remedies, the St. John Lateran and a colonial convent and religious art museum, which was unfortunately closed when I visited. In 1975, the monastery was declared a national monument by the government of Colombia, and the whole complex is worth visiting as it's extremely well maintained and preserved, which is not very common in the colonial area of the city.
Located on the corner of the Plaza de Caicedo in Cali center, this little white church can only be visited during mass. You can, however, appreciate the heavy ornate wooden door with gold, its beautiful dome that houses the bell, and the three windows with millions of colonial details in the architecture.