Ruinas de San Ignacio, San Ignacio

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A former Jesuit mission and a World Heritage Site, Ruinas de San Ignacio is a huge architectural complex featuring the remnants of various buildings, the most notable of which is a massive church built from red sandstone. The original plan of the settlement included a main square, a town hall, a monastery, a cemetery, a hospital, a school, residential houses, workshops, and stores. Today, the whole complex is overgrown by dense vegetation but still accessible. Take a guided tour and learn something about the history of the Guarani Indians and the role of Jesuit priests. Don't miss the church's "Guarani Baroque" portal with two restored reliefs and Corinthian pillars. Plan a trip to San Ignacio easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.
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  • We drove our Alamo rental car($77) 60 km northeast from our RiHotel in Posadas. Departing at 9 AM in light rain, we arrived before 10 AM and parked in a secure lot across the street(50Ap). After payin...  more »
  • Fourth visit to San Ignacio and the structure has been better. A must visit for anyone who is passionate about history.
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  • All my life I wanted to see the ruins of San Ignacio, my curiosity arose from my grandparents and parents who visited them and the comments were always great. This time I play to me, back from the falls we passed and I do not regret, I am sure that I will return with more time. We went on family and we could tour with a local guide. They are finishing a Museum closed parts of the place. It is amazing what the Jesuits could lift at that time. Not put into question their methods, according to the explanations they were able to sort the Indians and give them knowledge of different trades as well as learning to read and write. Very clear explanations. It is convenient to go to early morning or evening, that at noon it gets very hot. Well baths. Everything is fine.
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  • Would not recommend on a hot day. There is little shade but still a cool place to see
  • Interesting place to visit on the way to Iguazu
  • A wonderful place full of history. Nice landscapes. The guides are very polite
  • It's a gorgious place - and it says somehow as much about present as about past: How complicated the administration, how poor the installations and informations!? It's a risk of World Heritages all over the world that they take the money but do not use it to maintain the heritage. In San Ignacio, they do so - that's why it's not five stars.
  • Very good presentation. The guides explain the history of the Jesuits and the ruins.

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