Iglesias de la Chiquitania, Santa Cruz
(4.7/5 based on 100 reviews on the web)
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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  • One of the many really old churches with prints, restored in paintings that look like gold. Beautiful and beautiful by the maintained that are, when you enter seems that viviviera at a time that there was a church and a few houses away and on Sunday were all walking at the same time. The old banks to sit, wood columns with a work of craftsmen of the time that you really don't get today. the re-roofing mounted on sticks of wood, all carefully and surrounding the Church, near the square, the streets without cement, everything makes a small town more than attractive, but move to the past taking WhatsApp. Much worth the small visit Chiquitania where one dreaming of everything he sees.
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  • It is a must stop if you go in the Chiquitania, where you can observe the architecture so special that you have that it is a true cultural heritage to enjoy.
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  • all these churches are a true cultural heritage of mankind and mainly to keep the history alive is worth visiting them numbered years in April by the American Baroque music festival
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