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This Jesuit Mission was founded in 1610 in Guayra, by Fathers José Cataldino and Simón Masseta, and in 1655, as a result of the invasions of the Mamluks, it was moved to Paranaimá; in May of 1695 it was transferred again to the present place. It was called San Ignacio Miní to distinguish it from that of San Ignacio Guazú previously founded.
At its peak, this Mission had more than 3,300 inhabitants and its close relationship with the Paraná River allowed it to maintain a constant exchange with the other reductions.
Jesuit ruins san ignacio
Ruins of San Ignacio
At present it is maintained in a better state of conservation thanks to important restoration works that were carried out in it.
The Jesuit Ruins of the Mission of San Ignacio Miní were declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1984. Completing the set of ruins and as a support is the center of interpretation of the Jesuíta-Guaraní culture.