Iglesias de la Chiquitania, Santa Cruz

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#3 of 7 in Historic Sites in Santa Cruz Department
Take in the unusual architecture and the historical heft of Iglesias de la Chiquitania, one of the few Jesuit churches that survived the Spanish Empire's abolishment of the missionaries. The church, established back in 1690, has ties to the education of the indigenous tribes that inhabited the area before its inauguration. Now refurbished to its original style, the structure's design differs from other surviving (mostly timber) Jesuit churches, inspired by an Argentinian-Paraguayan architectural style made from stone. Visit the onsite museum to learn more about the project and listen to original music compositions created by the inhabitants of the area. Plan to visit Iglesias de la Chiquitania and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Santa Cruz attractions using our Santa Cruz attractions planner .
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  • We only visited two churches, San Xavier and conception but I was amazed with the works of restoration of this heritage of humanity. I recommend the 100% travel.
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  • The circuit of the churches built by the Jesuits is a must. It is recommended to visit them with a guide, so the history is known, and you can also appreciate the subtleties that them differ from each other. The concerts of Baroque music in them, where to play youth orchestras composed of local students, are something you must experience.
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  • We got to the guide who participated in the renovation of the Church and really made us some details of the repairs. Even frescoes painted by him jesu reflects some of the anecdotes that I let you discover.
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