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Ruinas de Jesús, Encarnacion

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The red brick walls and columns at Ruinas de Jesús once belonged to a 17th-century Jesuit mission, and today remain as a World Heritage Site. The ruins include a church, a school, a major square, and lodgings for orphans and widows known as the Great House. Jesuits started to build the church, which was to be one of the largest in the area, in 1756, but had to abandon it when they were expelled from the country ten years later. Visit the museum to learn more about the history of the place. Make Ruinas de Jesús a centerpiece of your Encarnacion vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Encarnacion vacation generator.
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  • The ruins are incredible, a place to meet and walk. With beautiful pictures. Worth paying a local guide that explains the stories that permeate the construction. This tour is not of long duration so you can book the break in the morning or in the afternoon to do it. The ticket for 3 ruins has a symbolic value that is pretty cheap.
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  • We went with the person and the family guide was very friendly, toured places, missing still improve, but worth visiting place.
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  • A heavenly place, green meadows, view to the horizon, you can go in family and spend the whole day... shadows, guide tourist
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  • Recommended visit
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  • Village that retains part of the splendour that is created by the Jesuits and the Guarani, 300 years ago
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  • unique and inspiring
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  • Cute
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  • I'll be back... 😁😁😁👏👏👏
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