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Coastline and Puerto Iguazu

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Perched upon the very bounds of the country, near the triple border with Brazil and Paraguay, the famous Iguazú Falls are listed among UNESCO’s World Natural Heritage sites. They are very interesting and offer every tourist a unique lifetime experience. As you enter the very heart of the Iguazú Falls, you can both contemplate and listen to one of the nature’s major works-of-art. We recommend visiting the falls on the Argentinian and Brazilian sides. Two different but complementary experiences. The province of Misiones, Argentina’s green-house, has more than 2000 species of plants and animals, including monkeys, butterflies, and toucans and so on. The road taken by the very first Jesuit missionaries in 1609 enables one to experience those bygone times when the Jesuits´ aim was to convert the Guarani Indians to Catholicism. From a historical point of view, this area is closely related to its Bolivian, Paraguayan and Brazilian neighbours, with numerous Jesuit settlements founded from the beginning of the seventeenth century onwards. In fact, the North of Argentina was colonized by Jesuit missionaries intensively throughout two centuries. They were expelled towards the end of the eighteenth century (1767) by the Spanish authorities. In fact, the Jesuit influence was such that it became a threat to Spain’s interests. As one visits the ruins of the missionary’s settlements, their churches, towns and farms, one can experience a flashback to epic times such as depicted in “The Mission”.

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