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San Ignacio Mini - Jesuit Missions of the Guaranis

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Address: 3322 San Ignacio, San Ignacio 3300, Argentina
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+54 376 447-0186
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

One of five Jesuit Missions of the Guaranis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site...

One of five Jesuit Missions of the Guaranis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that encompasses missions in Argentina and Brazil.

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Fabulous attraction with brilliant sound and light show

We called here on a hot March day, and visited the ruins at about 5pm. Tickets were 160ARS per person, and include access to this site, as well as several other Jesuit sites... read more

Reviewed March 3, 2017
York, United Kingdom
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York, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed March 3, 2017

We called here on a hot March day, and visited the ruins at about 5pm. Tickets were 160ARS per person, and include access to this site, as well as several other Jesuit sites within about 50km. The ticket does not include the sound and light show (also 160ARS per person), tickets for which go on sale at 7pm. This is... More 

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Interlaken, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed December 21, 2016 via mobile

It's a gorgious place - and it says somehow as much about present as about past: How complicated the administration, how poor the installations and informations!? It's a risk of World Heritages all over the world that they take the money but do not use it to really maintain the heritage. In San Ignacio, they do so.

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Rosario, Argentina
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed July 23, 2016

It is an amazing experiment the one done by Jesuits in this area of Southern America. Communism driven by religion. And it worked. I recommend everyone to read all about the experience and to seethe movie on this.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed June 29, 2016

Very interesting historical monument. I was there during a heavy rain, all alone. It was definitely exhilarating experience. Worth a visit.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
Reviewed March 3, 2016

Loved this place, drove 3 hours from Iguazu to get here and it was well worth it! The ruins were beautiful and there was information written in English which was a plus. Spent a good 2 hours walking around the vast ruins taking photos. Would more than recommend.

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Prestwick, United Kingdom
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Reviewed December 6, 2015

Quite a long day out from Iguassu with a stop off at a mine on the way. Nice lunch in town then a walk round the site. Museum was being renovated when we were thee but English speaking guide was good though it is better to do some homework before visiting.

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White Plains, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed October 25, 2015

The history of the Jesuits in Argentina is fascinating and I'm glad we visited. But the tour guide was very weak and I was happy I had spent an hour on Google before going.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed October 9, 2015

It is absolutely mind-boggling to think that a handful of Jesuits were responsible for organizing and educating the local Guaranís so they could build, decorate, and run these huge missions in the middle of the jungle, far from everywhere. The small museum at the entrance gives you a good idea of the history of the mission and what you are... More 

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Montevideo, Uruguay
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed September 12, 2015

This is an amazing place to visit, you will learn about history, jesuits, guarani people, and you´ll be in a place built by their hands about 500 years ago. If you go by car be aware that that signaling is very poor, but people is very friendly and will you get to the place. With the same ticket you will... More 

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Foz do Iguaçu, Parana, Brazil
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed June 16, 2015

Quite often I drive people to visit this place from the Iguazu Falls. The roads are very good with many mate herb and green tea plantations. This ruins have an excellent visitor center and museum, there are local tour guides there but few of them speak English or French for example. Anyway even considering long distances on road is a... More 

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