Jesuit Missions

Jesuit Missions, photo by Maurice Chedel
Jesuit Missions (photo by Maurice Chedel)
 

The Jesuit Missions of La Santisima Trinidad de Parana and Jesus de Tavarangue are located about 10 kilometers apart, in southeastern Paraguay.

While they are primarily archeological ruins today, they plan an important historic role in the Spanish Christianization of the region in the 17th and 18th centuries, along with the accompanying social and economic initiatives.

Their historic importance has led to their listing as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The region is relaxed and flat, with river beaches and plentiful biking and tour opportunities to visit the ruins.

The town of Encarnación makes for a pleasant, modern and relaxed based to visit both.

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Overall Atmosphere: Cultural
A Cultural Atmosphere includes both the historic (eg, landmark town centers) and the contemporary (music, nightlife, etc).

Cultural Interests tend to be:
(a) indoors-oriented, and therefore not as linked to weather conditions for enjoyment
(b) relatively physically accessible, while also not being physically demanding.
Featuring mainly indoors-oriented historical or contemporary attractions.
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Lajas del Puerto

Set in San Ignacio in the Misiones Region, this family features a garden with a barbecue. It provides free private parking. An oven and a fridge can be found in the kitchen. Towels and bed linen are available in this lodge. Average score from 12 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$93

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Stock Urbano

Set in Posadas in the Misiones Region, 4.3 km from Encarnación, Stock Urbano features an outdoor pool and views of the pool. Certain rooms include a seating area where you can relax. Some units feature views of the river or garden. Average score from 29 guest reviews: 8.6/10.

$20

 
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Motel y Hospedaje Panky

Set in Encarnación, 10 km from Posadas, Motel y Hospedaje Panky features air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi. The rooms come with a flat-screen TV. Every room has a private bathroom. Superior rooms feature a spa bath or a hot tub. Average score from 32 guest reviews: 7.5/10.

$20

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Loft Pedro Mendez

Set in Posadas, this air-conditioned apartment features free WiFi and a balcony. The property features views of the river is 5 km from Encarnación. Towels and bed linen are offered at Loft Pedro Mendez. Average score from 9 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$56

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Hotel Posadas

Posadas is a modern hotel with free Wi-Fi in downtown Posadas, next to 9 de Julio Square and the Cathedral. It offers a seafood restaurant. Average score from 45 guest reviews: 7.6/10.

$42 - $111

 
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Hotel NameRooms FromGuest Rating
Edificio Rodrigo

Edificio Rodrigo

Located 3.7 km from Encarnación, Edificio Rodrigo offers accommodation in Posadas. The air-conditioned unit is 47 km from Bella Vista. Free WiFi is offered throughout the property. Average score from 66 guest reviews: 9.6/10.

$45

 
$459.6
Luxsur

Luxsur

Featuring an outdoor swimming pool and comfortable rooms with free Wi-Fi, Luxsur is only 1 block from Encarnación’s main square. A daily buffet breakfast is offered and there are free international calls. Average score from 505 guest reviews: 9.0/10.

$36

 
$369.0
Residencial Yvy Pyta

Residencial Yvy Pyta

Guests can enjoy the BBQ facilities, free Wi-Fi and historic surrounds at Residencial Yvy Pyta, in San Ignacio. The property lies just 100 metres from San Ignacio Mini Jesuit Ruins and 1 km from San Ignacio bus station. Average score from 73 guest reviews: 8.7/10.

$36

 
$368.7
Le Club Resort Hotel

Le Club Resort Hotel

Located 500 metres from San Jose beach and the city centre, Le Club Resort Hotel offers free Wi-Fi, a restaurant and panoramic views of the Paraná river in Encarnación. An outdoor swimming pool and a garden are featured on site. Average score from 383 guest reviews: 8.7/10.

$48

 
$488.7
Apartment Vicario

Apartment Vicario

Apartment Vicario is a self-catering accommodation with free WiFi access in Posadas. The property is 500 metres from Uruguay River and a 5-minute drive from downtown. Average score from 50 guest reviews: 8.4/10.

$45

 
$458.4
Maitei Apart Hotel

Maitei Apart Hotel

Maitei Apart Hotel offers self-catering accommodation with free Wi-Fi in Encarnación. The commercial area is 300 metres away. Apartments at Maitei Apart Hotel feature fully equipped kitchenettes, flat-screen TVs, minibars, and air conditioning. Average score from 42 guest reviews: 8.3/10.

$38

 
$388.3
De La Costa Hotel

De La Costa Hotel

Boasting an outdoor pool and an á la carte restaurant, De La Costa Hotel offers accommodations with free WiFi access in Encarnación. Guests at the property can work out in the fitness centre and get a drink at the on-site bar. Average score from 262 guest reviews: 8.2/10.

$39

 
$398.2
Lotus Hostal

Lotus Hostal

Lotus Hostal offers affordable accommodations in Encarnación. All rooms are fitted with air conditioning and a TV featuring satellite channels. Rooms include a private bathroom fitted with free toiletries and a shower. Average score from 49 guest reviews: 8.1/10.

$44

 
$448.1
Hotel Germano

Hotel Germano

Located in Encarnación, 4.2 km from Posadas, Hotel Germano features free WiFi access and free private parking. All rooms come with a TV. The rooms are fitted with a private bathroom fitted with a shower. Average score from 55 guest reviews: 7.7/10.

$35

 
$357.7
Hotel Posadas

Hotel Posadas

Posadas is a modern hotel with free Wi-Fi in downtown Posadas, next to 9 de Julio Square and the Cathedral. It offers a seafood restaurant. Average score from 45 guest reviews: 7.6/10.

$42 - $111

 
$427.6
Hotel La Toscana

Hotel La Toscana

An outdoor pool and comfortable rooms with free WiFi are offered only 1 km from San Ignacio Ruins at Hotel La Toscana. Rooms at Hotel La Toscana will provide you with a TV, air conditioning and a balcony. Average score from 248 guest reviews: 7.5/10.

$34

 
$347.5
Complejo La Aventura

Complejo La Aventura

La Aventura is in a Posada´s 7-hectare park by a river, not far from downtown, featuring spa, a large pool and tennis court. Free Wi-Fi and free parking are included. Average score from 193 guest reviews: 7.5/10.

$35

 
$357.5
Hosteria Maryland

Hosteria Maryland

Featuring a garden, Hosteria Maryland offers free Wi-Fi and Continental breakfast in Posadas. The inn is located 2 km from General José de San Martín Airport and the bus station. Average score from 138 guest reviews: 7.5/10.

$45

 
$457.5
Cabañas y Boungalow Don Oscar

Cabañas y Boungalow Don Oscar

Cabañas y Boungalow Don Oscar offers pet-friendly accommodation in Santa María. The inn has a year-round outdoor pool, barbecue and children's playground, and guests can enjoy a meal at the restaurant or a drink at the bar. Average score from 7 guest reviews: 7.5/10.

$50

$507.5
Brizas del Norte

Brizas del Norte

Offering an outdoor pool, a hot tub and a restaurant, Brizas del Norte has comfortable rooms with cosy wood furnishings and garden views in San Ignacio, only 700 metres from the famous San Ignacio Ruins. Average score from 239 guest reviews: 7.4/10.

$35

 
$357.4
Cedro Departamentos Temporarios

Cedro Departamentos Temporarios

Located in downtown Posadas, Cedro Departamentos Temporarios offers self-catering accommodations with free WiFi access. Private parking is available for free. Average score from 12 guest reviews: 7.4/10.

$50

$507.4
Hotel Colon

Hotel Colon

Located in downtown Posadas, Hotel Colon offers rooms and self-catering apartments with free WiFi access. A daily breakfast is included and free bicycles are available to explore the area. Average score from 197 guest reviews: 7.3/10.

$46

 
$467.3

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Combination
Archeological Sites
Jesuit Missions of La Santísima Trinidad de Paraná and Jesús de Tavarangue are part of a series of 30 missions in the Río de la Plata basin established by the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) during the 17th and 18th centuries.

Seven of these missions were located in Paraguay and the rest in the present-day countries of Argentina and Brazil. The mission complexes were attached to reducciones (settlements) and are evidence of a unique urban scheme. While each period had a singular style, all combined indigenous elements with Christian attributes and symbolism exhibiting Baroque, Romanesque and Greek influences, as part of an unprecedented process of acculturation.

In addition to their artistic interest, these missions are a reminder of the Jesuits' Christianization of the Río de la Plata basin in the 17th and 18th centuries, with the accompanying social and economic initiatives.
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