Trip Planner: South America / Argentina / Litoral / Province of Misiones / San Ignacio / Historic Sites / Ruinas de San Ignacio
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. Our San Ignacio trip itinerary builder makes visiting Ruinas de San Ignacio and other San Ignacio attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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This fenced off complex is in the middle of the small town and so you will hear abundant Streetnoise during your explorations, most irritating the tour buses who keep threir engines running for the wh... more »
The ruins are really interesting. If you go spend the night in San Ignacio and take in the light show. It is really well done and gives you a great overview of the history. You won't find a lot of eng... more »
We visited this great piece of history in the area of Misiones. I was not entirely convinced before doing this trip but my girlfriend insisted.After doing the auto guided tour It is an interesting rui... more »
John Jairo Castillo Torres
A wonderful place full of history. Nice landscapes. The guides are very polite
Peter Mathias Grunder
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.
Really nice Jesuitical missions. Also the night illuminations are impressive with the 3D effect. However it's a pity that there is no discount on the price if you take the Day and night show.
Very interesting for local and foreing people. Shows many aspects of the place's history and culture.
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