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Ruinas de San Ignacio

Casa de la Provincia de Misiones | Avda. Santa Fe 989, San Ignacio, Argentina
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins
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English first
Nantes, France
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273 reviews 273 reviews
90 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
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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169 reviews 169 reviews
52 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

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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Top Contributor
305 reviews 305 reviews
166 attraction reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
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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Brisbane, Australia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
24 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

The mission at San Ignacio are well worth a visit. We had a local friend who took us around and explained about the history of the guaranis and the Jesuits. The site is very impressive and the official guides speak several languages so if you are not a Spanish speaker you will still be able to understand the commentary. We... More

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London, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
11 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

Jesuit history is not our strongpoint and it was very interesting to see these impressive ruins and learn about their history. The site is well laid out with an indoor museum and grassy walks around the ruins. We hired an english speaking guide and thouroughly enjoyed our hour there. Well worth stopping if you are nearby or on the road.

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Prague, Czech Republic
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

The most preserved of many jesuit missions in the area. A nice trip if you are on your way to Cataratas.

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174 reviews 174 reviews
73 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2011

Worth to visit. Interesting to know how the guaranis and jesuits lived some centuries ago.

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