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Misión Jesuita Guaraní de San Ignacio de Miní

Misión Jesuita Guaraní de San Ignacio de Miní

Misión Jesuita Guaraní de San Ignacio de Miní

Misión Jesuita Guaraní de San Ignacio de Miní

Misión Jesuita Guaraní de San Ignacio de Miní

Misión Jesuita Guaraní de San Ignacio de Miní

Misión Jesuita Guaraní de San Ignacio de Miní

Misión Jesuita Guaraní de San Ignacio de Miní

Misión Jesuita Guaraní de San Ignacio de Miní

Ruinas Jesuitas Guaranís de San Ignacio de Miní

Así vivían los guaranís antes de la llegada de los Jesuitas

Para que luego digan...


¡Hola!

We spent a lovely day visiting the ruins of San Ignacio de Mini. In a nutshell, the (hi)story goes as follows... The Guaranies were happily living in peace in the jungle when the Jesuits decided they needed to be "re-educated" into Catholicism. So the Guaranies were put in monasteries and their life style was changed drastically. To be completely honest, their coexistence with the Jesuits was pretty peaceful, which cannot be said about the Spaniards (who came to this area after their King expelled the Jesuits from his kingdom) since they forbid them to speak their own language erasing thus their memory and identity.

The ruins are beautiful, the red stone contrasts nicely with the lush, green vegatation taking over the place.

It is very hot over here though and that makes us look forward to water and something tells me we will have plenty of that in Iguazu, our next stop.

See you all there!

Idoia & Mikel.

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