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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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  • Excellent experience, knowing the history of our ancestors, not only of these ruins, but other nearby reductions.
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  • the missions never cease me to amaze each has its charm and this in particular that "I can't be..." If you're going to the missions Jesuits can not stop going to this. It is orderly, structured and is very well preserved. the guides are excellent and there is an exhibition room where see treasures.
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  • The Mission has a Museum, where we were greeted by a guide that reported a brief history of the reduction and indicated the way forward, to visit auto tour. A peculiarity of Jesús de Tavarangue Church is its architecture, completely different from the other, in Moorish style. Very nice location, well preserved and which should be visited.
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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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