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Ruinas de San Ignacio, San Ignacio

Categories: Ruins, Tourist Spots
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4.5/5 based on 750+ reviews on the web
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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  • For those who are interested in the history of Latin America, this is a visit not to be missed. The site is one of the most preserved, being possible to identify clearly all the architectural training that mission. The guides are very well prepared, educated and available for questions. From the mouth, it is possible to make a hit and back one day, including a walk on Wanda mines.
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  • One of the biggest attractions of the town are these ruins. The interpretation centre is very well done, but the most attractive is the nightly light show. That is not to be missed.
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  • A charming place, filled with engaging stories. For that go to Foz do Iguaçu prepares a full day for the tour, because it's long and exhausting!
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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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