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. See Ruinas de Jesús and all Encarnacion has to offer by arranging your trip with our Encarnacion trip itinerary planning tool .
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  • September 10, 2017
    I would definitely recommend taking a tour of the Jesuit ruins. We visited two in a day and at both we were in awe of how well they have been preserved. Our guide spoke English very well and answered ...  more »
  • September 6, 2017
    Place of historical reference, excellent maintenance, landscapes and meditation. The company of a guide or Rapporteur of history is essential.
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  • September 5, 2017
    It is simply stunning to watch construction of the Jesuit teachers at all. These reductions have tour guides.
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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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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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