San Igancio Miní is a mission founded in 1632 by the Jesuits or the Society of Jesus. The mission located in the Misiones Province of Argentina. The Province of Misiones is located between Brazil to the north and Paraguay to the northwest.
San Igancio Miní, like the missions of California and the Southwest of the USA, was created in order to spread Christianity. The Jesuits’ mission, pun intended, was to covert the native population called the Guaraní. The Guaraní are the native inhabitants of what is now mainly Paraguay but also in some parts of Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina and Bolivia.
The photos above are pottery and crafts the Spanish made the Guaraní make. The Spanish profited from Guaraní’s handcrafts by trade.
This is a clay blue print of what San Ignacio Miní looked like in it’s prime. Before the indigenous people destroyed it.
A painting of San Ignacio Miní, when it was active.
A full view of the mission, in it’s prime.
The mission’s ruin. Gives you the feeling of being in Rome.
The picture above was once a church. The fall of San Ignacico Miní was due to the suppression of the society of Jesus. In 1817, the Guaraní destroyed the mission and many others in the surrounding areas.
The mission of San Ignacio Miní is highly recommend to go, if you are into culture. The ruins of the mission have such a deep and rich history that you can easily get lost in. Make sure to stop by!
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Such a lovely place!