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La Santisima Trinidad de Parana

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Address: Ruta 6, km 31. | A 28 km de Encarnacion, Encarnacion 6000, Paraguay
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A hilltop site of a Jesuit mission.

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Jesuit missions a beautiful and historic place to visit day and night

Make sure you go at night for the light show!!! There are several former Jesuit missions or reductions in this part of Paraguay, but these ones in Trinidad are the most well... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Make sure you go at night for the light show!!! There are several former Jesuit missions or reductions in this part of Paraguay, but these ones in Trinidad are the most well known and interesting, although not the best preserved. The monumental collapsed church is incredible, and when standing would have been up to scratch with any major European cathedral.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the best i have seen in paraguay with friendly and helpfull staff even if jesus is a serious competitor

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited in 2015 and La Santisima Trinidad de Parana was my favorite place in Paraguay. The ruins are extremely well kept despite visitors having freedom to explore. In my opinion, the guard tower was the coolest part, but the main church was great too. The staff were very professional and displayed pride in working at such a unique site.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well worth stopping for this and learning a bit of what happened here: a great social experiment. Well restored ruins and some good info in the museum. A beautiful place.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

“Surprising!” We hated Ciudad del Leste, so we were really surprised when we got to Encarnation. The city is nicer, cleaner, safer and way better. We visited the three Missions nearby and loved it. We ended up staying for the night show in Trinidad, but the local guide was a very arrogant person who spoiled the evening. Definitely not as... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

This is the most complete of the Jesuit ruins and with a good guide will give you real insight into the lives and culture of that period in Paraguay's history. We saw pictures of it at night when it is lit up and wish we had been able to schedule for that.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

We started with the movie... not as much information as I had hoped. (English version is difficult to understand.) Then we walked with a knowledgeable and kind guide. It must have been bustling and beautiful in its glory... now quiet, evocative.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

We took a nightly tour, truly amazing. You pay around 15 to 25 thousand guaraníes. Great scenic light show, with tour guide and music

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

I would suggest visiting here before you go to any missions that are still covered by jungle. This gave us a real appreciation of site in Argentina that are yet to be fully excavTed.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

This was a great site to visit and we enjoyed it thoroughly. The yard and green areas were very well maintained and manicured and the ruins themselves were clean and cared for. It was especially interesting to see the crumbling ruins against the backdrop of the bright blue sky and lush green landscape and to wonder about the people who... More 

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