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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  • August 5, 2017
    A little further away from the ruins at Trinidad, the 'Jesus' ruins are included in the ticket price for seeing the entire Jesuit ruins circuit. You can almost certainly find a taxi to take you betwee...  more »
  • July 31, 2017
    A set of ruins on a hill with an overlook at the surrounding country. A most beautiful spot. A cool breeze is gotten here along with ruins that must be seen.  more »
  • July 26, 2017
    A place to meet, no doubt. Architecture and full of interesting stories. Recommended waiting for the Guide for a general explanation. Place is amazing. Is in village far a bit from the center of Encarnacion, but well worth going.
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  • July 4, 2017
    Beautiful place with kind and friendly staff! Definitely worth the visit!
  • August 6, 2017
    Moderate ruins. Not much to see here.
  • June 14, 2017
    Well preserved; guides with good explanation; not to be 5; any way; Street or other means; In addition to a vehicle for the transport of persons aged or disabled to go places
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  • April 22, 2017
    Very beautiful ruins. Only you can go by taxi or car. The bus goes every hour more or less.
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  • January 31, 2017
    History, the Jesuits to colonize the Indians in southern paraguay
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Where to stay in Encarnacion

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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