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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
Phone Number: +54(011)43220686
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Learn history and see it alive

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 12, 2015
Montevideo, Uruguay
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Montevideo, Uruguay
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24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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 

1 Thank maberro
Zagreb, Croatia
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52 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank Mario N
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44 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 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.

1 Thank BeatriceItaliana
Nantes, France
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405 reviews
165 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 215 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.

2 Thank JFLR187198
Cairns, Australia
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176 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 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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308 reviews
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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 

1 Thank ichibanwanderer
Brisbane, Australia
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86 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 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 

2 Thank MadelineW1948
London, United Kingdom
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97 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 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.

1 Thank brianwest4
Prague, Czech Republic
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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 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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