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San Javier Jesuit Mission
The baroque church built between 1749 and 1752, and restored between 1987 and 1993, is part of the first Jesuit mission founded in Chiquitos in 1691. The edifice invites visitors to admire the artistic beauty of its architecture including the ornate carvings of its columns and wood drawings in brownish yellow hues. An added attraction is the possibility of enjoying cultural events such as baroque and Renaissance music concerts, which have given significant impetus to tourism in the region.

Concepción Jesuit Mission
The baroque mission church, built between 1752 and 1753, was restored and rededicated again in 1982. This basilica opens its doors to let visitors admire the beauty of its three-section nave, rows of sculpted wooden columns, altars and paintings done by local people. Besides the unforgettable sight of the church at sundown, the staging of cultural events – such as baroque music concerts –, the Holy Week, the visit to the Sapocó resort and motorboat sailing at the dam are the main attractions of this locality.

San Ignacio Jesuit Mission
This mission church building is modern, but its altars, pulpit and confessionals have maintained the original structure. Other places to visit in San Ignacio include handcraft workshops where artisans use natural materials and production techniques inherited from their ancestors.

San Miguel Jesuit Mission
Founded in 1721, the mission has a church that was completely restored maintaining the architectural style of other churches in the zone. Its gold-leaf altar is unique, as are its ceiling, engravings and the impressive beauty of its murals and carvings.

San Rafael Jesuit Mission
The San Rafael Jesuit mission church was built between 1747 and 1749 and has recently been restored by a team of artisans. The altar of this basilica, covered in gold-leaf, as well as its porticos and wooden carved columns are remarkable. Another reason to visit the area is the natural beauty of the surrounding highland landscape.

San José Jesuit Mission
The uniqueness of this mission church, built in 1740, is its facade built entirely of stone and its design which is different from other churches in the circuit. The natural surroundings are suitable for the practice of active tourism activities. This highland area has great potential for the practice of trekking, mountain climbing, orientation activities, aerial sports, etc.

Santa Ana Jesuit Mission
The church of the Santa Ana mission, founded in 1755, is the one that preserves local elements in the most authentic way offering a delightful experience. Undoubtedly, one of the most important religious festivals is the Holy Week, characterized by processions surrounded by flowers, plants and palm-leaf arches. The town also boasts a dam where you can enjoy a swim in its crystalline waters.


 



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