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Ruinas de Jesús, Encarnacion

Categories: Ruins, Tourist Spots
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4.6/5 based on 160+ reviews on the web
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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  • Steeped in history and beauty in the place! It is worth knowing, heritage of humanity. Recommended!
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  • About 40 minutes ' drive of Encarnación, in the direction of Ciudad del Este are two ruins. Santisima Trinidad del Parana and Jesus de Tavarangué. The visitor must warn the driver, that lets you in the hallway, having to walk some more 500 meters to gain access. The ticket entitles you to visit yet a third downfall: San Cosme y Damián, which lies in the other direction. After visiting Trinidad, walk 200 meters by one side to a gas station, where you have several options to follow Jesus, including an old bus, which is already an attraction.
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  • This is one of a number of Jesuit missions in this part of South America. The 3 missions I visited in Paraguay (2) and Argentina (1) were all slightly different and it was good to contrast them. Const...  read more »
  • 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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