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Church in San José de Chiquitos

Jesuit Mission Church

San José has the only stone Jesuit mission church and merits a visit even if you miss all the others. Although the main altar is nearly identical to those in other nearby missions and has vague similarities to churc…
Ruins in San José de Chiquitos

Parque Histórico Santa Cruz la Vieja

A few kilometers outside town, this is the site of the original city of Santa Cruz de la Sierra. The only thing left behind of the old city is an abandoned guardhouse.
Bolivian in San José de Chiquitos

Sabor Chiquitano

A new place with a family touch. Nice juices and several options to pick from makes for a better-than-standard almuerzo. Bolivian and Mexican dishes are on the dinner menu.
Barbecue in San José de Chiquitos

Churrasqueria El Rafa

Locals give this place on the southwest corner of the plaza the thumbs up, but your arteries might not. The lunchtime buffet includes more salads and pasta in addition to meat.