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La Santisima Trinidad de Parana

Encarnacion, Paraguay
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Type: Historic Sites
Traveler Description: La Santisima Trinidad de Paraná, or the Holy Trinity of Paraná is the name of a former Jesuit mission in Paraguay. It is an example of one of the... more »
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Chicago, Illinois
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59 reviews 59 reviews
24 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

When I visited, it was me and a stray dog that had the place to ourselves. It really does add a somewhat eerie quality to the place to have such a huge and amazing place to explore on your own without guides trying to sell you things or other tourists. The fact that the site is in the good condition... More

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Preston, Lancashire
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20 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

We travelled independently from Encarnacion by catching a local bus from the terminal heading in the direction of Cuidad Del Este on ruta 6. Cost was 7,000 guarani each. The trip on the local bus takes around 1 hour and you need to get off the bus about 5 minutes after going through a toll stopping at the 28 km... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

I lived for two years in Trinidad & can attest to how impressive the Mission of Trinidad really is. As many of these reviews state, it is a very interesting piece of South American history. Much more tranquilo than San Ignacio Mini across the river in Argentina. If you are making the trip up from Encarnacion to see the mission,... More

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Asuncion, Paraguay
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72 reviews 72 reviews
38 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

I have been to this site several times. Every single visit was just fantastic. While entering the place, it is amazing how quickly you are transported back to the time the Jesuits and the Guaranies were there. The setting is beautiful. It is so simple and opulent at the same time. In short, a wonderful experience. Suggest going there early... More

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London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

It was already great to be off the 'gringo trail' in Paraguay but to add to it such rarely visited site was simply fantastic. Trinidad are not just ruins but remains of XVII c establishment that used to be of great importance. As far as we can understand why Paraguay is not so often visited by tourists and travelers we... More

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Asuncion, Paraguay
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

This was an awesome historical site. even thought the Jesuits left in 1850 and returned back to rome, the ruins was awesome. I was not crowded and in a very nice part of the country. I would recommends this to any visitor.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012

This place is tranquil, a little spooky, especially knowing the history. But a great place to walk around and enjoy the silence, learning a bit of the past.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

this place is excellent, only i saw in movies (Robert de Niro) and books about the spanier missions in southamerica, how they did that? was a 100% slave time for sure...very rare and magnificient u have to see this ruins..take the tour and enjoy. We were driving from Asuncion.

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32 reviews 32 reviews
4 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2012

Interesting if you are into the history of the country and the Jesuits. Will recommend!

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Chicago, Illinois
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70 reviews 70 reviews
26 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2012

Stopped in Encarnacion to see the Jesuit ruins at Trinidad. Was not sure what to expect. I found them to be quite impressive. The solitude of the site really made an impression on me. This is probably one of the least visited UNESCO World Heritage sites but worth it.

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