Ruinas de Jesús, Encarnacion

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The red brick walls and columns at Ruinas de Jesús once belonged to a 17th-century Jesuit mission, and today remain as a World Heritage Site. The ruins include a church, a school, a major square, and lodgings for orphans and widows known as the Great House. Jesuits started to build the church, which was to be one of the largest in the area, in 1756, but had to abandon it when they were expelled from the country ten years later. Visit the museum to learn more about the history of the place. See Ruinas de Jesús and all Encarnacion has to offer by arranging your trip with our Encarnacion trip itinerary planning tool .
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  • It took five and a half hours in Asuncion to go to the night bus and saw it was rewarding. The film ' mission ' was a story line, but the remnants of the remaining cathedrals and surrounding facilities gave much more inspiration. It was a holiday during the holidays, but the tourists were not too crowded, and the silence seemed more quiet. For those who travel to and from Paraguay or around the country, it is not a trip to South America!
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  • Traces of a Jesuit reduction of the year surrounding 1700, well preserved, because it is supported by UNESCO. It needs a signaling in the access pathways, a little more visible, as it is located outside the central highway. They should remove the trees, for they are not from that time and their roots harm and disto the stones of the ruins. And a vestige of civilization not of nature. The mixture hinders the preservation of buildings.
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