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“A Piece of Colonial History”

San Ignacio Mini - Jesuit Missions of the Guaranis
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Full-Day Tour to the San Ignacio Mission and Wanda Mines from Puerto Iguazú
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San Ignacio Ruins Plus Wanda Mines Full Day from Puerto Iguazú
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: One of five Jesuit Missions of the Guaranis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that encompasses missions in Argentina and Brazil.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access
Reviewed December 6, 2011

San Ignacio Mini is a piece of colonial history. You can learn on the daily life of jesuit misionaires and guaranis indians some centuries ago. WOrth to visit if you like history and interested on ancient cultures and spanish colonization. Attractive infrastructure.

Thank assaman
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Reviewed October 14, 2011

If you appreciate history you would definitely appreciate the sights of San Ignacio Mini.
Although not in the best conditions you can begin to envision what it was like upon hearing the stories. That's if you manage to get a English-speaking tour guide to explain everything.
You start out in a tiny museum and move on to the entrance of the ruins. And WHAT a BEAUTIFUL entrance it is!
The grounds are huge and well maintained.
Entrance fee was Arg$12,-
Worth the price!

5  Thank Colinasita
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Reviewed January 13, 2011

The title says it all. The ruins are not in that good condition. The entrance is the only thing that is somewhat impressive. I enjoyed my two days in San Ignacio though. Nice little town.

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Reviewed May 1, 2010

I was in the Jesuit reductions in San Ignacio in February 2010. In
summer in the heat. I could see for yourself how
The Jesuits have done a tremendous job and Guarani Indians. Today
were, unfortunately, only ruins. I recommend visiting this place.

3  Thank Gosienka
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Reviewed January 29, 2009

I was there in 2008 and I have a wonderful day. It's a beautiful place with lots of history. The ruins are incredible and not because they are in good state but for the quality and beauty of the stone carving. The details, designs and engraved in the stone are really wondrous. I recomend that if you really want to enjoy the ruins and take beautiful pictures, you visit them early in the morning because later there will come all the buses full of tourists. The visit will take around 1 hour or 2 depending of how much time you want to expend in the museum or taking pictures.
If you decide to stay the rest of the day in San Ignacio there are no many options left for turists save going to the beach of a lake that is close to the village. It's a really beautiful place where you can swim (after you have paid the beach club fees that are not expensive at all) and have an incredible landscape. The problem of the place is probably the location. Despite what the natives say it takes around 45 minutes to get there by foot... So!! If you finally decide to go walk there you will need comfortable shoes and a high sun protection. In the way you will see the rainforest in both sides of the path and if you are lucky enough it will be possible to see some true guaraníes dressed in their original clothes and buy them some handicrafts like necklaces, bracelets, blowpipes...!!

Really memorable!!

6  Thank LauraZgZ
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