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Because of their testimonial importance, they were declared World Heritage Site by Unesco in 1984. Currently, San Ignacio Miní is the best preserved of the Jesuit missions of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries in the Argentine territory. Located in the northwest of the province of Misiones , we can access the town of San Ignacio by RN 12. Whoever arrives there can enjoy the vivid landscapes, such as the Peñón del Teyú Cuaré or the Yabebirí River. To get there, we just need to travel 57 kilometres from Posadas or 240 kilometres from Puerto Iguazú.
Its building distribution revolves around a central square . Around it were integrated the council and the main temple. One of his alters were located the parents' house, the school, the refectory, the courtyard of the workshops and warehouses. On the other side the cemetery, the vegetable garden and the coty-guazú (the house of widows). The homes of the natural, with their double galleries, completed the boundaries of the square. For the construction of the main temple, red sprinkling stones were used, in large pieces, without mortar, seated with perfect fit.
Attention is drawn to the designs carved in stone, where the entrance portal and the sacristy stand out. Figures of angels, pigeons and local flora motifs are observed with a clear Guarani imprint.
It is currently kept in a very good state of conservation thanks to important restoration works that were carried out over ten years in the middle of the last century. In 2004, with the support of the World Monuments Fund, valuing work was redone to leave it as we see it today.
In its time of greatest splendor, this reduction came to more than 4500 Guaraní. Likewise, its close relationship with the Paraná River allowed it to be in constant exchange with the other Reductions.
Near San Ignacio Mini is the village mbocayaty , where the native mbya community lives in the day. They market handicrafts. The place also allows you to explore a yerbaterero establishment and other crops, such as Stevia.
On site, in addition to the authorized guas there is an interpretation center to obtain all the necessary information.
Publication Date: 23/08/2020
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