Museum sights in Yapeyú
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On the southern edge of town, four blocks south of the Plaza San Martín, the army barracks house a museum, the Museo Sanmartiniano. As well as various San Martín paraphernalia, it also has some objects from the Jesuit period, including a wooden Christ found in mud by the Río Uruguay. Charmingly, and typically for provincial museums in Argentina, there are also a couple of objects that aren’t really on the program: an unusually twisted eucalyptus branch, for example.
On the south side of the Plaza San Martín is the Museo de la Cultura Jesuítica, set among the ruins of what was once the Jesuit mission’s church and cloister. If you read Spanish, it’s an excellent museum, with a comprehensive overview of the missions in Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay and detailed information on all aspects of those fascinating communities. The photographic displays are also good, and the museum would make a useful first stop on a tour of the Jesuit zone.