The Jesuits were in all 3 countries namely Brazil (which I omit for when I will turn in the length and breadth), Paraguay and Argentina
Today it is up to the latter with regard to the visit of the ruins of the Jesuits.
If you have not read, or do not remember their history you can read it here (link)
Upon arrival to the first ruins of the Jesuit missionary, I discover that the ticket of 150 pesos (15 Euros at the official rate and not the blue one (link)) is valid for all 3 missions of Loreto, St. Anne and San Ignacio.
The first mission that we will see, is that Loreto was the largest ever, but unfortunately after 10 years to build it, and even have time to finish it, the Jesuits were forced to flee to the arrival of the Portuguese and to avoid be massacred.
In short there is not much as you can see.
The second mission is Santa Ana and here it gets a little more interesting because there are still parts of the ruins, and also provide a guide that explains a lot about what life was like inside the mission. Think that in this mission every missionary was managing 1000 Guarani (the natives were called so) and in that mission there were three Jesuits thus we talk about a small village of about 3000 people.
The third, and also the most popular in Argentina, is the mission of San Ignacio. Even here there were 6,000 Guarani and even if I could talk about this mission and say the usuals, as they also had a small army to defend inside and more, I prefer to let you enjoy the pictures I took
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One thing that has remained in the heart of this small town, it was the warmth and kindness of the people who live it. I made some small friends and I must say that it was nice to be part of it even just a little.
Who knows, maybe one day I will have the chance to come back here again and see these beautiful landscapes and perhaps without that rain causes these red sludge.
I forgot to tell you, they have also explained why both the structures and the ground is so much red, it seems the ground is full of materials including iron that makes all of this particular color, thus the same can be said for buildings that the Jesuits had built.