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 had it as a visit to perform, but it turned out that it was not located where located it the map of TripAdvisor. It is not in the city of Santa Cruz de la Sierra, but inside. There is that moved about 3 hours to arrive.
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  • The most beautiful of the East of Santa Cruz, should be looking a little more hotels and restaurants but worth the trip
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  • A great place to learn, there are Jesuit who are real monuments to the architecture, additional to the villages in the area are all very picturesque churches.
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