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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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Well preserved ruins in a small Argentine town.

The ruins are really interesting. If you go spend the night in San Ignacio and take in the light show. It is really well done and gives you a great overview of the history. You... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Hannah S
Fredericton, Canada
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This fenced off complex is in the middle of the small town and so you will hear abundant Streetnoise during your explorations, most irritating the tour buses who keep threir engines running for the whole duration of the stop nearby the 100 or so souvenir stands and a dozen of restaurants. Also not adding to the authentic historic experience are... More 

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Fredericton, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The ruins are really interesting. If you go spend the night in San Ignacio and take in the light show. It is really well done and gives you a great overview of the history. You won't find a lot of english in this area but don't let it deter you!

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Reviewed 19 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 

Thank Paco C
Culburra Beach, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 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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74 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 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 

Thank Ruth b
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5 reviews
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 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

Thank Natimina
Geneva, Switzerland
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Reviewed 2 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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London, United Kingdom
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 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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