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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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  • Ruins and Museum Guide, everything is included in the entrance to the Museum is small, already that could rescue the place, since it was looted by mistake ruins are SHOCKING, often seen in photographs and while it seemed something quaint, reality exceeds it much amplitude, find that reddish ruins that impacts with the green grass, do a combination incredible take advantage of the guided visit since that way it covers different is incredible all the step into that place and a penalty not having cared for like corresponded is an UNMISSABLE excursion
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  • Without a doubt, a tour that should be done. Nice place, enriches your knowledge a real dip in local culture.
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  • 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 »
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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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