San Ignacio Mini - Jesuit Missions of the Guaranis, San Ignacio

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See the impressive ruins of one of many missions established in the region during the 17th century at San Ignacio Mini - Jesuit Missions of the Guaranis, a World Heritage Site since 1984. With its population reaching around 3,000 people--primarily natives--during the 18th century, the site was largely destroyed in 1817 by the indigenous population. The red sandstone walls that still stand are well preserved and atmospheric, particularly when compared to similar sites in the region. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to San Ignacio Mini - Jesuit Missions of the Guaranis by using our San Ignacio trip builder.
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  • An amazing place that my journey going from São Paulo to Rio Grande do Sul and in neighbouring countries in the region of the missions. Just lost to Machu Picchu. Too beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  • We were in Foz do iguaçu and hired a tour to see the Ruins. The tour is done by an Argentine company, so the bus only had my wife, me and a Carpenter of Brazilians the rest of all "hermanos" or "gringos". The Guide on the bus going to telling about the cities on the banks of the route and despite his fast-talking was super attentive and polite. On the way a stop to meet Wanda mines and see the beautiful work with the beautiful stones. Reaching the ruins we had lunch in a local restaurant, opportunity to meet the good Argentine and a great ice cream sticks. The ruins are in a good state of conservation and the site is a throwback to the colonial period, in which the religious missions were influential. The site is a unique beauty and was for me the best of all we did in Foz do Iguaçu, because it is an opportunity to learn a little of Argentina and its small villages and a significant historical rescue for anyone as I am formed in the area. It is worth noting that the site served as a scenario for the film the missions starring De Niro and Jeremy Irons. Leaving the mouth and having the opportunity is worth knowing. The total of the tour was in the range of a few R$ 400.00 per person including food.
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  • 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 ov...  more »
  • 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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