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Ruinas de San Ignacio

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Address: Casa de la Provincia de Misiones | Avda. Santa Fe 989, San Ignacio, Argentina
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Really nice place to visit! We accomodated in Pragamisiones canabas. The areal was perfectly maintained, we saw everything, but one mistake was, that some loudspeakers were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Brno, Czech Republic
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really nice place to visit! We accomodated in Pragamisiones canabas. The areal was perfectly maintained, we saw everything, but one mistake was, that some loudspeakers were broken, so i didn´t understand. P.S.: be carefull because one bird in the area!! :) (december 2014)

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Vienna, Austria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

The ruins of the Mission at San Ignacio are certainly worth a visit. Images of Jeremy Irons dressed up as a Jesuit priest do tend to come to mind... Unfortunately, half of the displays no-longer play their accompanying multi-language texts, the museums are closed, and the ground is wet and muddy in places. Conditions are extremely humid, so take plenty... More 

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Prestwick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

Jesuits did there own thing and treated the local people with some dignity and respect in contrast to colonial authorities who saw them as a resource to be exploited and enslaved

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Montevideo, Uruguay
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

First of all, you must take into account that this is the same place as the "San Ignacio Mini" so reviews refer to the same place and it is a magnificent trip to see what people working together can do. Please take your time and enjoy the place, the sounds, and in some times of the year you can have... More 

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

The ruins are large. The church has few amazing portals with reliefs, completely preserved - better than Trinidad in Paraguay. The site has many trees, which is much nicer to me than Trinidad. Thare is also museum with works of Guarani. I reccomend this site more than Trinidad (PG).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

The ruins give you a good insight into the history of the continent, especially the area around Missiones. Take your time to walk through the museum at the entrance and then enjoy the spacious ruins. Definetly worth a trip. But: If you have seen one of the ruins, you've seen them all :). There are others in this area, as... More 

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italiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

In the night there is a spectacle of light and sound. You have to buy another ticket (90 pesos). Time changes according to the seasons. It's a different way to visit the ruins, very impressive.

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Nantes, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Sprawling ruins with some remarkable spots. The small museum at the entrance explains pretty well the context under which they were built and what the complex looked like in its prime. Very impressive and quite moving.

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Cairns, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014 via mobile

It's 140 peso each to get in which includes a tour. There is a small museum with preserved artefacts and English information about the community and history of the ruins. We just kept asking staff there until we had one staff member that could speak enGlish and requested a tour! The tour guide was great, she showed us all around... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

Prior to my research and visit to these ruins I had always thought of the Jesuits as fanatics. How wrong I was as I went round these ruins to learn how they had actually worked with the Guarani Indians to build settlements, with a bias towards the church but at the same time to protect them from the Spanish and... More 

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