What to visit in Iguazu Falls
Walk the trails and enjoy the views of the falls is the main activity. One must understand that the waterfalls are 275 and extend over hundreds and hundreds of meters to be explored walking and visiting dozens of viewpoints. Even in the Argentine side is features a mini-ecological train to reach the part of the devil’s throat.
Navigation to near the falls (and soaking), one of the exciting activities to do.
Distances can be great to go from one jump to another. In addition, the park is an ecosystem of semi-tropical forest where wildlife watching: it will not be difficult to observe butterflies, coatis, monkeys or even all kinds of birds. For extra activities offered at each park activities in the form of ecotourism, guided trails, photographic safari in the jungle, or even boating on the river approaching some of the waterfalls.
What are the general recommendations?
For both sides, the recommendations for visiting the Iguazu Falls are similar: to bring mosquito repellent, water (in some parts of the trails of the Argentine park could see where recharge our packaging or bottles with drinking water but there are also service areas to buy food and refreshments).
Try to arrive early to make walks relaxed time and find fewer people in the morning (except on weekends), schedule rest periods or picnics in designated areas.
Important: There wildlife parks including monkeys and especially coatis, which are very “evil” used to order food and look for tourists. Find the paths recommendations not feed under any circumstances. Even wildlife may become aggressive before offering food so it is best not attract them with food and respect the restrictions to feed them.
Ruins of San Ignacio
In the middle of the jungle, reductions Guarani Jesuit Mission of San Ignacio Mini invited to travel into the past to discover impressive designs and the history of the Hispanic faith who evangelized these lands.
In a quiet town of red earth and tree-lined streets, remains one of the most moving testimonies of the pre-Columbian past. The remains of the Guarani Jesuit Mission of San Ignacio Mini poke resisting the vital thrust of the jungle.
A tour of the National Route No. 12 leads to travelers for missionary mountains, where it is a temptation to stop at the craft stalls and local food to enjoy more of the journey to reach the town of San Ignacio. There, in the town center of the quiet village, the stone walls guarding the story of what were the Jesuit Missions Guarani, an empire that reached shelter to 150,000 inhabitants in 33 villages covering part of what is Argentina today , Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay. It was a unique social, cultural and religious experience of its kind, starring indigenous peoples and the Society of Jesus.
The legacy of these missions, declared World Cultural Heritage, it is still latent in the walls that remain standing as a witness of the encounter between the Hispanic culture and Guarani. The ocher walls further emphasizes the green of the forest, crosses rise above the vegetation and where a particular spiritual atmosphere breathes. Given the silence of the environment, it is possible to imagine the lives of those who lived hundreds of years ago the site and interpret part of the history of the region.
From the entrance to the property, after a few hundred meters thick vegetation, huge, incomplete but powerful portal, which was the entrance of the church, the most sumptuous mission building -designed to house 500 people and built is trimmed over 30 years. The stone buildings, mounted one above the other to surprising heights, make a citadel whose lives can intuit in that perfect arrangement testimony of a project made possible since the arrival of the Jesuit priests, in the early seventeenth century.
Today, the time-worn walls are surrounded by roads and jungle is not as thick. However, walking through walls, overlooks the music of the birds that inhibits the voices of travelers and invites a leap into the past by providing a little more closely the work of this religious order, born in Spain with San Ignacio de loyola in 1540. It was he who made a great evangelizing work in our country and wowed years Jorge Bergoglio, our Pope Francisco; Jesuit and the first Argentine to occupy the throne of Peter.
The guided tour is enlightening. the houses are low openings where the Guarani lived, no trace of the ceilings. Nor doors or windows, though reproductions displayed at the Interpretation Centre you can see that they were ornate wooden. The hands of artisans Guarani are reflected in the carved stones of red sandstone. The influence of European Baroque style did not prevent them leaving the imprint of their culture in the designs of angels or floral motifs that decorate the facade of the temple, witness to what was the mission of San Ignacio Mini in their glory.
At sunset, the sun casts its last rays Misiones on plantations of yerba and tea and Reduction of San Ignacio Mini prepares to reconstruct the history. The lights come on to start the sound and light show, which has as guides projected on a thin characters and all Brumaire prepare to meet the great evangelizing work, which has more than 300 years in the province of the red earth .