Welcome to San Ignacio

San Ignacio is 56km northeast of Posadas via RN 12. From the highway junction, Av Sarmiento leads 1km to the town center, where Rivadavia leads six blocks north to the ruins.

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Excursion to San Ignacio Mini Jesuit Ruins from Puerto Iguazu

San Ignacio, on the National Route Nº12, 63 Km from the capital of Misiones, Posadas, and 237 Km from the Iguazú falls, you can find the SAN IGNACIO RUINS, declared by the UNESCO world wide heritage. A true historical monument located over 8 hectares has overcome 450 years of existence. Entering the mission, the visitor can reconstruct a silent and majestic surrounding, how the Jesuits and Indian coexisteed. More than 3.950 guaraní Indians settled in these reductions, many of them seeking shelter and protection from slavery supporters. Whoever walks through the ruins, will sight cottages for the single (far away from the ones destined to families) and the town council. On the other side of the square, forming a single landscape you can find the work shops, the classroom, the mission’s dormitories, the kitchen and the dining room. And last of all, like a symbol of their evangelistic mission (the church) where you still can appreciate the hundred year old graves to understand the significance and historical importance. First of all you will access a walk through an interpretative circuit that will flashback you back to the XVII century with different rooms that tell the history of the conqueror’s arrival. The culture and Guaraní religion even scale models of haw this place was like. History, legends and nature magically woven to remind us a chapter of our beginnings.This trip last 10 hours including the visit to the Wanda mines.Full day tripEnglish Speaking Guide

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San Ignacio Ruins and Wanda Mines Tour from Puerto Iguazu

You will start this trip with your centrally located Puerto Iguazú or Foz de Iguazú hotel pick up. Then you´ll travel approximately 250 kilometers to San Ignacio.In 1984, the Jesuit Missions of San Ignacio Miní, along with Nuestra Señora de Loreto, Santa Ana and Santa María la Mayor (located in Argentina) were declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO. San Ignacio City is a tourist destination with breathtaking landscapes such as the Teyú Cuaré State Park reserve, the Yabebirí river and other natural beauties spread throughout the region. The city is surrounded by native flora in each corner. Among the thick missionary jungle relief from the ruins of San Ignacio Reduction, the remains of a civilization designed by Jesuits and constructed by Guarani hands stood out for its efficiency nearly 400 years ago and for that reason perished. The facade of the temple was made entirely of pink sandstone in 1610 and American Baroque design was rebuilt by a group of scientists during the past century. It was necessary because the reduction had been buried in the jungle for nearly two centuries. Thousands of tourists visit it every year. It is located in the center of San Ignacio town, on 12 route and 60 kilometers away from Posadas. The right wall of the temple today looks flawless, a group of specialists during the summer have been grooming it. This was possible because the World Monuments Foundation donated $ 50,000. Step by step, all the walls of this monument due to the tropical climate of the region tends to be covered with small microorganisms that decompose the materials.Inside the Wanda Mines agates, jasper, original topaz, among other varieties can be observed and purchased by tourists who come to visit this exciting place. The stones extracted from the mines are turned into gems and used for jewelry making. In line with this and the legend, this place of great tourist importance is named after a Polish princess who was very fond of the beauty of the stones that are generated there.The tour finishes with your hotel drop-off.

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