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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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  • I did only the night visit. Very well all armed, the friendly guide and the place is very nice. It is worth going to see the ruins and understand a little of the history of the place.
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  • An unforgettable experience contact with the intimate story of the Colonial America through a well-told story of light and sound under the complicity of the stars, invaluable contribution cultural and a price adecuado($150 ar o u$s 10) only accept local currency, the projection libretada on the ruins you inserted into the story, astounding and it is good to read more about the work of the order of Jesus during the conquest to better understand , a plus there are accessibility and handicapped entrance is free.
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  • Maybe my opinion is not objective but I remember having visited this place more than ten years ago and had many more ruins... got to visit him a year ago that they were in a very delicate restoration work, but I also saw some stones outdoors... I hope that work can be terminal since it is one of the few that exist in the country.
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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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