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Church in San Xavier

Iglesia de San Xavier

Swiss priest Martin Schmidt designed the present church, which was constructed between 1749 and 1752. Restoration work was completed in 1992 to beautiful effect, and the newly restored building manages to appear ple…
Museum in San Xavier

Museo Casa Natal German Busch

This is the one-time home of the former president and Chaco War hero German Busch, who died in mysterious circumstances aged 35. There is a bit of clutter here and some old photos, as well as a small exhibition of w…
Museum in San Xavier

Museo Misional

Adjacent to the church is this interesting little museum outlining the history of the Chiquitos people and the missions. There is also a small gift shop selling wooden carving and souvenirs.
Bolivian in San Xavier


The food here is home cooked and good value, and the family atmosphere and smiling waiters make all the difference. It serves breakfast, lunch and coffee and empanadas (stuffed, savory pastries) in the evening.
Desserts in San Xavier

Dolce Capricho

Head here for homemade cakes and ice cream. It's on the main road, one block west of the entrance to town.