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Ruinas de San Ignacio

Address: Casa de la Provincia de Misiones | Avda. Santa Fe 989, San Ignacio, Argentina
Phone Number: +54(011)43220686
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient ruins, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Ancient ruins, Sights & Landmarks

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42 reviews 42 reviews
18 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
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
Top Contributor
299 reviews 299 reviews
107 attraction reviews
150 helpful votes 150 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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176 reviews 176 reviews
55 attraction reviews
132 helpful votes 132 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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305 reviews 305 reviews
166 attraction reviews
161 helpful votes 161 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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60 reviews 60 reviews
26 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
13 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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77 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 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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