There are dozens of well-preserved Jesuit ruins throughout Paraguay, but the UNESCO-listed jewel in the crown are the large grounds at Trinidad, thought to have housed over 350 families, both native indians and missionaries.

Today you can easily visit Trinidad, the quarry that supplied building materials and the nearby Jesus de Tavarangue ruins by bus or tour from Encarnacion, a city in the south-east of Paraguay. If you’re interested in finding out more, take a look at our Paraguay travel podcast.

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