La Santisima Trinidad de Parana, Encarnacion

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Explore the ruins of La Santisima Trinidad de Parana, a 17th-century Jesuit settlement and a World Heritage Site. Roam the spacious complex, well preserved over the centuries, and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of the large stone ruins. Explore the grounds by yourself or on a guided tour, and discover the role Jesuit missions played in the history and development of this part of the world. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to La Santisima Trinidad de Parana by using our Encarnacion trip itinerary planner.
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  • It is easy to get here, 500 metres from the road between Encarnacion and Eastern City any bus between the two cities. In the workshop the Secretariat of tourism where purchased the ticket (which still holds true for the missions of Jesus and San Cosme y Damian within 72 hours) passes a introdutivo film of the story of the mission and there is a brief exposition of the material found in archaeological excavations. The mission itself occupies a large area, with many buildings still standing. The size of the old church is impressive, with much bigger Baroque decoration in doorways and walls. The Indians are still identifiable, with beautiful stone arches. The space was surrounded by a mysterious fog when I visited, and there were only birds on site (beware some quero-quero taken that live there). Only when I left the fog began to dissipate and a few tourists arrived. A space for contemplation and meditation about the rich history of the site.
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  • In each one of the ruins of the Jesuit missions we're collecting details to get a real idea of what was that project. Here it's called enough attention the remaining decorations in bas-relief.
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  • Very interesting, great area, building impressive, deserved more attention, good to know the history of Spain and Portugal agreements, worth the visit, deserved some structure for tourists in surroundings better.
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Visitors to the most southerly city in a landlocked country generally want to stay by the river. Accommodations in Encarnacion have been placed accordingly, with the most popular options located close to the water. You can choose between boutique hotels and beach resorts, with private pools, onsite restaurants, and bars. Elsewhere in town, prices tend to go down a little, especially if you go for a basic but budget-friendly guesthouse.
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