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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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  • "We are going to the ruins of San Ignacio," shook my band since we left Puerto Iguazú. Charged entrance $130 per person. Do not accept any card, dollar takes it to 16 (of opposite to 15 bar. Between doubt and doubt they closed the window on the face to 18 and told us grudgingly (very reluctantly) "return to the sound and light show". We went back to the 18. We did an hour of eternal row. I told the $390 (3 tickets) and at the second gate (again unwillingly) say "Please rank there played you for the spectacle of the 20"! Wath? Would x q does not warn me on the box? I went, I asked my money and I retired. #ChauRuinas #ChaSanIgnacio #RuinasDeSanIgnacio
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  • It would also be a very nice complex, but was so destroyed that it remained very little to see except a couple of doors with reliefs. Still worth a stop if you do the road from Puerto Iguazu in Posadas or vice versa.
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  • Beautiful historic place, distant 220 km from Puerto Iguazú, vale know it as fight the locals to keep it intact is the mini San Ignacio ruins what called it the locals, were fortunate to be guided by Mr. Lucas source guarani half and half Creole and a passion to convey the history of those walls.
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  • Would not recommend on a hot day. There is little shade but still a cool place to see
  • 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.
  • 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.

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