Jesuit Missions of La Santísima Trinidad de Paraná and Jesús de Tavarangüé World Heritage Site

Serial World Heritage Site in Paraguay

Jesuit Missions of La Santísima Trinidad de Paraná and Jesús de Tavarangue
UNESCO World Heritage Site
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Courtyard of the Trinidad ruins
LocationItapúa Department, Paraguay
Includes
CriteriaCultural: (iv)
Reference648
Inscription1993 (17th session)
Area27.88 ha (68.9 acres)
Buffer zone37.31 ha (92.2 acres)
Coordinates27°8′S 55°42′W / 27.133°S 55.700°W / -27.133; -55.700Coordinates: 27°8′S 55°42′W / 27.133°S 55.700°W / -27.133; -55.700
Jesuit Missions of La Santísima Trinidad de Paraná and Jesús de Tavarangue is located in Paraguay
Jesuit Missions of La Santísima Trinidad de Paraná and Jesús de Tavarangue
Location of Jesuit Missions of La Santísima Trinidad de Paraná and Jesús de Tavarangue in Paraguay
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The Jesuit Missions of La Santísima Trinidad de Paraná and Jesús de Tavarangue (Spanish: Misiones Jesuíticas de La Santísima Trinidad de Paraná y Jesús de Tavarangue) are located in the Itapúa Department, Paraguay, and are religious missions that are still preserved and that were founded by the Jesuit missioners during the colonization of South America in the 17th century. These religious missions were created in 1609 and developed for 150 years. Both Jesuit missions were declared World Heritage Site by the UNESCO in 1993.

The Jesuit missions of Paraguay are considered some of the most impressive creations of the religious work of the Jesuits and are testimony of the historical richness of the country.


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  • Trinidad, Paraguay

    district in Itapúa Department, Paraguay

  • Ruins of Jesús de Tavarangue
  • Jesús, Paraguay

    district in Itapúa Department, Paraguay

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