Visit the fantastic Misiones Province

San Ignacio Mini ruins Sitomon/Flickr

San Ignacio Mini ruins ©Sitomon/Flickr

Misiones is one of the few provinces with innumerable visitor attractions in one region. Situated in the northern part of the country, Misiones is very popular among tourists. It is actually bordered by two countries: Brazil and Paraguay. Although it is considered a small province of Argentina, some of the most important visitor attractions of the country can be found here.

Two of them (the Iguazú National Park and San Ignacio Miní) were inscribed on the list of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites. These two astonishing sites, especially the Iguazú Waterfalls make this region a premier tourist destination. The falls are extremely popular worldwide. Besides, the provincial capital, Posadas is also a beautiful destination. If you decide to visit the fantastic Misiones Province, I am sure you won’t regret it!

The Iguazú National Park

The Iguazú National Park which protects the world famous Iguazú Waterfalls is the premier tourist attraction of the province and also one of the top visitor attractions of Argentina. The waterfalls are situated on the Iguazu River, on the border of Argentina and Brazil. The national park actually lies on the ground of both countries: the Argentine part being named Iguazú National Park, while the Brazilian is the Iguaçu National Park.

Created in 1934, the park was later inscribed on the list of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites, more precisely in 1984. The Iguazu Falls are considered some of the world’s most breathtaking such natural attractions. Visitors from all around the world come to visit this natural wonder. Besides the waterfalls, the flora and fauna protected by the national park are also very attractive for nature-lovers.

Iguazu Falls ©Nouhailler/Flickr

Iguazu Falls ©Nouhailler/Flickr

San Ignacio Miní

The former Jesuit mission, San Ignacio Miní is the second most attractive site after the Iguazú National Park in Misiones. The ruined site used to be one of the Jesuit missions which were founded in the 17th century. It can be found in the actual San Ignacio valley. Located only about 60 km of the provincial capital, Posadas, the ruined San Ignacio Miní is visited by many tourists. Inscribed on the list of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites in 1983, the site is very famous worldwide. It is considered one of the best-preserved of its kind in South America. It is also one of the most visited ones.

San Ignacio Mini ruins Sitomon/Flickr

San Ignacio Mini ruins ©Sitomon/Flickr

Posadas

The beautiful provincial capital, Posadas is another popular tourist destination. Among the major highlights of the city are the following: the famous San Roque Bridge, the Monument to Malvinas, the beautiful Misiones Government House, the Posadas Plaza Shopping and others.

Posadas square ©cecito/Flickr

Posadas square ©cecito/Flickr

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