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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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  • Close to Trinity, about 15 km, with access using the same ticket of Trinity, Jesus of Tavarengue is small, when comparing with Trinity and San Ignacio in Argentina, but no less impressive. It is a shorter tour, but with the same attractions: beautiful photos and a history of our little studied Latin America! "Must see".
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  • sizing up what at that then the designer I think is something that fills us with amazement and joy is seeing is believing
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  • I used some 3 times in the ruins, is worth much, did the nocturnal visit cool tb. Super recommend!
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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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