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La Santisima Trinidad de Parana

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Address: Ruta 6, km 31. | A 28 km de Encarnacion, Encarnacion, Paraguay
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A hilltop site of a Jesuit mission.

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Great site in Paraguay

The site is surprisingly large and well worth spending some time. You can take a taxi from Encarnacion at 8:30 or 9:00 in the morning and visit this site and it's neighbour and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
TheLyon
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New Brunswick
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The site is surprisingly large and well worth spending some time. You can take a taxi from Encarnacion at 8:30 or 9:00 in the morning and visit this site and it's neighbour and be back in town by noon. Cost about $50. Busses are even cheaper but take longer, and if it's really hot not worth the saving. There is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The only good interesting thing about the Encarnacion region. The missions is very nice to walk around in. The church is surprisingly large. A worthy UNESCO-site

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

The ruins are now a Unesco world heritage site so if you find yourself in the area then it's worth a visit. Tickets are very cheap to enter the ruins, maybe a couple of pounds each and it includes a 5-10 minute video which briefly explains how the missions came about and their history. There's not a huge amount to... More 

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Thank Laura B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

This would be the biggest Jesuitics ruins and will take take the most time to walk around. You have places to eat and sleep just on the entrance and you should check the nights with lights demonstrations to plan a one night stay on advance. Better rent a car to go also to the Jesus Ruins 12km away, the same... More 

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Thank Hedy C
Seoul, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

I've been here for 1 day trip from Posadas, Argentina. My plan was to visit both of Trinidad & Jesús de Tavarangue. Unfortunately, from the beginning of Trinidad, shower poured down. Without umbrella or raincoat, lightening often came down. It was thrilling! Entering crypt was exciting. There were no one but me. No light around. I thought it big one... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

You've seen one set of ruins you have seen them all. Right? No, not in this case. Visiting these ruins was a treat and a wonderful way to spend a few hours. I had the place to myself for most of my time there and just explored. The grounds are well maintained which made the wandering around of the grounds... More 

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Lawrence, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

Great visit to the ruins. They are simply breathtaking. We had a paid tour guide/driver so I can't comment on the skills of the employed staff. I do know that on some days there is an English speaking tour guide. I don't know that you need a guide to understand the amazing feet accomplished here.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

These are beautiful ruins. Your single ticket includes this site, Jesus de Tavarangue, and San Cosme and San Damien missions. Be sure to take the guided tour for more insights.

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Zagreb, Croatia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

The ruins for themselves are nice, but the organisation is not. Actualy nobody speaks more than ten words of english. I was told the english speaking tour will be at 13:00, the guide didn't apear till 13:20. A poor restaurant is nearby with, off course, no english speakers (but german!).

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Thank marijansesvete
Buenos Aires
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Great Jesuita Reduction ! Bigger than well known San Ignacio in Misiones without the crowds ! Just 30km or 45' drive from Encarnacion city, park infront the Reduction. Tip: ask for a Guarani guide to get all the insights of the daily life at the reduction and todays significance of this legacy.

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