Ruinas de San Ignacio, San Ignacio

A former Jesuit mission and a World Heritage Site, Ruinas de San Ignacio is a huge architectural complex featuring the remnants of various buildings, the most notable of which is a massive church built from red sandstone. The original plan of the settlement included a main square, a town hall, a monastery, a cemetery, a hospital, a school, residential houses, workshops, and stores. Today, the whole complex is overgrown by dense vegetation but still accessible. Take a guided tour and learn something about the history of the Guarani Indians and the role of Jesuit priests. Don't miss the church's "Guarani Baroque" portal with two restored reliefs and Corinthian pillars. Plan a trip to San Ignacio easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.
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  • This was a break on our journey from Iguazu to the Wetlands and it was fascinating. We had a lovely guide who was very informative and let us explore at our own pace. Really interesting and well.....  more »
  • I have been traveling 2 months in South America going on 3 months and never had a problem with tour operators until this tour. The reason why I booked on here is because I contacted the tour...  more »
  • I loved the ruins as much as Iguazu Falls. I could easily spend an entire day here taking photos and exploring the ruins. Really gorgeous. excellent place to stop for a long picnic.
  • This is a greatly preserved/ restored historical site - a testament to the ingenuity and scale of the Jesuit Reductions. Here, tour guides can take you through the rooms, the Church, the production areas, the library and the dining areas from hundreds of years ago, when the Society of Jesus organized indigenous peoples from across Argentina, Paraguay and Brazil to form a cultural - economic network. A true window into the past.
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