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. For Iglesias de la Chiquitania and beyond, use our Santa Cruz vacation planner to get the most from your Santa Cruz vacation.
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  • July 22, 2017
    Explore historical sights and the Jesuit colonization in the region as well as its beautiful landscapes, flora and fauna of these places makes a pleasure.
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  • June 21, 2017
    Church and people that are worth, while the journey from Santa Cruz, 300 km, partly very nice, it is a bit long and tiring.
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  • June 6, 2017
    Plus a trip "out of time" we had the chance to hear and appreciate the children's choir and the Orchestra of young people in san Jose: a beautiful musical moment
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