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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
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Reminders of Ankow Wat

This is one of several Jesuit Missions in the district abandoned when the Jesuits were expelled in 1767.It is gradually being overgrown with mosses and trees including strangler... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 September 2016
Culburra Beach, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

We visited this great piece of history in the area of Misiones. I was not entirely convinced before doing this trip but my girlfriend insisted.After doing the auto guided tour It is an interesting ruins to visit, the beauty and size and modern techniques that they used back in the old days are great. Unfortunately we could not have a... More 

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Culburra Beach, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

This is one of several Jesuit Missions in the district abandoned when the Jesuits were expelled in 1767.It is gradually being overgrown with mosses and trees including strangler figs which are in places destroying the structures.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

You can buy 1 ticket that is valid for 15 days and allows access to all of the Jesuit sites. The site at San Ignacio mini, is impressive. It is a whole town of part restored buildings including churches, houses, schools and gardens. The jesuits lived within the walls of the colony and were self sufficient. The ruins are beautiful,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

Beautiful and peaceful place to understand a part of the region history. The explications on the cartels are really clear.

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016

See how the Jesuits managed the missions the Guaranis back in 1632. Take yourself back in time and imagine the ruins built. It's a 2.5 drive from Port of Iguazu and worth it. Also classified by UNESCO

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016 via mobile

The site was built by the guarani while working for the Jesuits. The site is pretty and give you an insight on the colonization process in the region The tour is short, about 1 hour. And the surroundings are beautiful to, I recommend it if you are interested in history of native people and the region. Also o would do... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016

Very interesting place. We went for the sound and light show on our first evening in San Ignacio, and then in the morning the next day. The prices seemed fairly high (150 pesos for the sound and light show, and the same for the entry next morning, but the general entry ticket is valid for the other missions in this... More 

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Brno, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2016

Really nice place to visit! We accomodated in Pragamisiones canabas. The areal was perfectly maintained, we saw everything, but one mistake was, that some loudspeakers were broken, so i didn´t understand. P.S.: be carefull because one bird in the area!! :) (december 2014)

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Vienna, Austria
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2016

The ruins of the Mission at San Ignacio are certainly worth a visit. Images of Jeremy Irons dressed up as a Jesuit priest do tend to come to mind... Unfortunately, half of the displays no-longer play their accompanying multi-language texts, the museums are closed, and the ground is wet and muddy in places. Conditions are extremely humid, so take plenty... More 

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Prestwick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2015

Jesuits did there own thing and treated the local people with some dignity and respect in contrast to colonial authorities who saw them as a resource to be exploited and enslaved

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