Ruinas de Jesús, Encarnacion

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World heritage site · Ruin · Tourist Spot
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. Put Ruinas de Jesús and other Encarnacion attractions into our Encarnacion trip itinerary planning tool, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • A very quiet place to walk around and sense the history of this Jesuit mission. The night time video on the inside wall of the unfinished cathedral was really awesome - standing there in the center...  more »
  • Amazing place. History of South America meeting the Jesuits. They built Utopia here and it worked... till they ve been expulsed... Beware of the heat  more »

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