Jesuit Mission of La Santisima Trinidad de Parana

La Santisima Trinidad de Parana is a former Jesuit colony established by the missionaries in Paraguay in the 18th century. This mission along with others in South America were built as self-contained societies that existed to integrate the indigenous population with the Christian faith.

The Jesuit Missions of Paraguay are considered some of the most impressive creations of the religious work of the Jesuits. La Santisima Trinidad de Parana is considered the biggest of all the missions. It has the biggest built temple with an altar carved from a single piece of stone.

The large stone church was built around 1745 and it's the most spectacular testimony of the stone construction technology of this period.

La Santisima Trinidad de Parana is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and it's probably one of the least visited sites in the world. The ruins of this spectacular colony are located in the district of Trinidad in the Itapua Department of Paraguay.

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