South America Living

Photos – Jesuit Mission at San Ignacio Mini, Argentina

Looking Through Entranceways of Rooms in a Building From Outer to Inner Courtyard

A primary reason travelers pass through Posadas, Argentina on their way to Puerto IguazĂș is to transfer to another bus and visit the Jesuit Ruins at San Ignacio Mini, just an hour and a half away.

The ruins at San Ignacio Mini are a part of the fifteen settlements founded by the priests of the ‘Society of Jesus’ i.e. Jesuits, in the tri-border area Argentina, Paraguay and Brazil.

There is one small museum at the entrance of the site with artifacts of the mission on display such as sculptures, photos, etc. You can take a walk through the museum or view a video of the outer grounds by clicking here:   Videos of Jesuit Mission Ruins at San Ignacio Mini, Argentina

Sign Where the Cemetary Was With Four Sections - Men, Women, Children and Infants

Capilla Means "Church" in Spanish. This is the Ruined Site of the Church of the Missions

Magnificent Entry To Courtyard and Rooms in Back of the Grounds

Closeup of the Intricate Stonework Engraved in the Gate Entrance

Trees, Plants & Shrubs are Preserved as They Give Valuable Information About the Missions.

Outer Pathway in Front of the Entrances to a Block of Rooms

Outside the Missions Is a Few Blocks of Artists Stands Selling Various Items

Intricately Woven Dream Catchers Are One of the Items Being Sold

Photographs and video by Molly McHugh, all rights reserved.

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