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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  • Very nice ride, tiring for hit-back like we did coming from Foz do Iguaçu but that is very worthwhile. The tour guide spoke in a slow Spanish to help the Brazilians and other tourists. Worth the visit:)
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  • It is the same that for several years, only now they charge you more 30 pesos to enter the Museum, in addition to the general input q 2nd is 130 pesos for any Argentine. There were bathrooms that were not working. Need more maintenance.
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  • A trip not to be missed if you like history. The complex comprises 8 blocks, which you will walk to the ray of the Sun because there is little shade, I suggest to wear any Hat/hat and water to drink during the journey.
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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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