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Ruinas de Jesús, Encarnacion
(4.6/5 based on 180 reviews on the web)
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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  • with the other two reduction in southern Paraguay (with St Cosme & Damien and Trinidad)... group ticket has 25000 Grs for the 3 visits a bit months of 5 Euros...
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  • Really the place seemed majestic but has little broadcasting almost miss it... derived from that have takes it to relax in an absorbing world heritage only, so you can take pictures and enjoy to completely. To get there is to get out of the ruins of Trinidad, walk 100 meters right up to a gas station and there take a taxi (usually charge you the full round-trip 25,000 p/p)
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  • The ruins form a beautiful backdrop with the Green that surrounds it--beautiful, beautiful this ruin is close to Trinidad, went to visit both on the same day, from Encarnacion, the distance is not too much. The same ticket goes for two in a period of 15 days. At the entrance of the ruins there is a small museum, which tells the history of the missions. Well worth the visit.
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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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