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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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  • If you are in the area or you are planning to come, make sure you either read up on the history or watch The Mission. It will help to bring it to life. Not crowded, unspoilt GREAT photo opportunities  more »
  • It is a good place for a visit and sees a bit of Paraguayan history a Jesuit´s heritage. The complex never was complete because Jesuits were expulsed in the middle of the construction this lets you se...  more »
  • This ruins were built by the indians in the time of conquest. The entry to get in costs 15.000 guaraníes but you can also use it for the night light show in the same place and also if you go to the ru...  more »
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  • 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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  • Very beautiful ruins. Only you can go by taxi or car. The bus goes every hour more or less.
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  • History, the Jesuits to colonize the Indians in southern paraguay
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  • Go surprising place you find in Paraguay. Very charming and exuding history.
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  • Beautiful place, have to visit and learn about our history
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