The World Heritage Sites visited
in Paraguay 2010


Site No. 648
Jesuit Missions of La Santísima Trinidad de Paraná and Jesús de Tavarangue

It was in the 17th and 18th centuries, when the Society of Jesus established several settlements in the region to protect the indigenous habitants from slavery through the colonial encomienda system.

La Santísima Trinidad today is very carefully preserved, with a lot of remaining stone-built structures, lying in a peaceful surrounding. A huge areal that gives you a quiet impression of the daily live in those days.

Not so much to see is at Jesús de Tavarangue site, but the little village where Santos Cosme y Damián can be experienced is exceptional. Pretty much unique is the continuous use of the "temporary chapel" and all the houses around from the 17th century up until now. A little planetarium with a lot of friendly people was additionally built to honour one of the monks, who was a serious astronomic.