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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. 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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  • A museum to open air of what were the missions Jesuit in South America. Impressive the constructions.
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  • We live in the region of the mouth and the experience of seeing these ruins topped the expectation we had. The path of the mouth to San Ignacio has about 260 km in little road buzzing with two tolls to 20 pesos each (Route 12). Caution: many cops on the road. Don't forget the green card. The Park has many features, but the ride is very worthwhile. The ruins are beautiful! Very nice bear witness to what's left of a gestational period so the Latin America. Were the 17:30! In January, a lot of heat. Take sunscreen and hat. The most intolerant to mosquitoes, is the recommendation to bring insect repellent. Admission is 150 pesos. Take the camera and spend a lot of hits.
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  • Recommended the night show. It begins in summer at 20.30, a different way of knowing the ruins.
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  • 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.
  • If you are in the vicinity, do go. If you are in porto iguazu, we thought the length of the trip is too long for what it is.
  • It really worth the visit. I went by bus (local bus) and the travel it took me four and a half hours.... But if you go with a tourist bus I think it would take like three hours. In that place you can do first the tourist guide, that is 40 minutes. Then I would recommend going by yourself and enjoy the place without so many people
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