Iglesia San Buenaventura de Yaguaron

Iglesia San Buenaventura de Yaguaron

Iglesia San Buenaventura de Yaguaron
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This temple called in honor of the Patron Saint of Yaguaron is one of the legacies left by the Franciscans in their passage in Paraguay during their time of conquest.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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La_hormiguitaviajera
New York City, NY796 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Friends
Built in the 16 th century by the guaraníes Indians under the watchful eyes of the Jesuits missionaries that arrive to Christianized the local populations completely carved of wood and gold.
The craftsmanship and every detail is indeed extraordinary
Written November 24, 2019
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EDUARDO N
Fountain Inn, SC265 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2013 • Couples
What a church! Make sure if you go to Asuncion you take the hour drive to see the most beautiful church in Paraguay and perhaps anywhere. And please leave a donation, they receive no other funding.

TIP: Its closed between noon and 2 pm, "siesta time"
Written December 19, 2013
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Alfvear
Asuncion, Paraguay737 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2013 • Family
Located approximately an hour from Asuncion by car. The town was founded by the Franciscans in the XVI century. The church from the outside is very simple, but beautiful. The inside is just amazing. Baroque figures everywhere and a peaceful atmosphere. It is the most striking church in Paraguay by far. Also in Yaguaron, you can visit the house of Gaspar Rodriguez de Francia, the first dictator of Paraguay, who at least preserved Paraguay´s independence from Argentina and Brazil´s ambitions. You can also climb the Santo Tomas hill, just few blocks from the church. There is a small chapel and the view from the top is really nice. You can also combine this visit with a trip to nearby Paraguari, Piribebuy and the lovely Chololo park.
Written November 11, 2013
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billthetraveller2015
South Wales, UK28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Solo
Looking at the exteror of this church one is totaaly unprepared for the magnificent interior. It takes about an hour to get here from ascuncion but it is well worth taking the time.
Written August 28, 2016
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John M
Carlisle, UK552 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Friends
This church is packed with history. Taking a diversion off the main road or popping down from Asuncion (about an hour away) is really worth it.
With some recent restorations this church is just beautiful.
Written July 4, 2016
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Ian D
Recife, PE113 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2015 • Couples
Yaguaron is one of the more popular stops on the Circuito de Oro. Its spectacular Franciscan church, the Iglesia de San Buenaventura, is rightly considered to be one of the most beautiful in all of Paraguay. Completed in 1772 it is, both externally and internally, enchanting, and at once delights the visitor’s eye.
Externally the geometric proportions of this extensive structure are superbly harmonious; particularly the ratio of its height to its overall width and the division made between the main body of the church and its surrounding colonnades. The impressive roof is self supporting on colossal 30 metre high wooden columns; whilst the very thick adobe walls are simply to contain and define the inner space. On the left of the church the free standing wooden bell tower has been restored over the years; but its design has not been significantly modified, and is typical of those that once graced many of the early religious settlements.
Internally the large and magnificent wooden alter, rich in allegorical details and themes, dominates the church. The highly decorated and ornate hexagonal pulpit is surmounted by a dove, and supported from beneath upon a giants head. The high panelled ceiling is richly decorated; in summary the interior of this church presents both a sumptuous, and yet equilibrated, whole.
Independent travellers, with a little time in hand, may upon exiting this church turn left and after a short walk, five minutes or so, find themselves at the childhood home of Dr. Francia, Paraguay’s first president. This comfortable and invitingly cool colonial dwelling has been turned into a museum; within are displayed a few of his personal possessions, together with several paintings. Two to three hours will be sufficient time for the traveller to visit both of these justly famous places of interest in Yaguaron.
Written May 4, 2015
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bad boy
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019
It was amazing nd i loved every moment of it.nfhhfhfhhddhwhchhhhchddjdhfhhfrhehhehfhehfejjfeudjeuehhfhvhvfjrtjgjgfnjgfbjnbjnbngfjngfjgbbgdbkbulhdilhhiihiueiuurhiuhbieufhriuhrtigiruh
Written November 19, 2019
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dmittleman
Palm Beach Gardens, FL1,415 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
The fame of this church spreads far and wide. With good reason. Well maintained on the outside, the inside is what is so marvelous. The altar is a miracle of carvings and iconography. The ceiling and columns are beautifully painted and decorated. A must if in Paraguay.
Written September 2, 2019
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Ivor M
London, UK527 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Solo
Unlike the Jesuit reductions this church in the Francisan/Guarani style still stands intact and a lovely example of the sacred woodwork of the indigenous population.
Written April 6, 2019
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OneAddictedTraveler
Lake Elmo, MN4,125 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Couples
This church is an example of the churches typical of this area's larger towns. It wasn't open when we toured so we never saw the inside.
Written February 21, 2019
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