IGUAZÚ "BIG WATER” in the
Guaraní language. 275 waterfalls in the shape of a half moon flow over a
drop of 70 meters. The border with Brazil goes through the 150 m wide and
700 m long Garganta del Diablo (The Devil's Throat), where water creates
dense clouds of spray which form multiple rainbows. The Iguazú Falls,
among the most beautiful of the world, are part of the Iguazú National
Park, and have been declared World Heritage by the UNESCO.
THE GREAT JESUIT MISSIONS.
The Jesuit ruins lie on Misiones’ red earth rich in oxide as a witness to
the great work performed by the Jesuits, who merged the native and European
cultures without the use of force. The most important ones are those of San
Ignacio Miní. Other Jesuit ruins: Candelaria, Loreto, Santa Ana and Santa
POSADAS, CAPITAL CITY. This
city is linked to the Paraguayan city of Encarnación through a modern bridge.
Carvings from the Jesuit missions are exhibited in the Regional Museum.
Other places of interest:
Montecarlo, where the National Orchid Festival is held; Oberá, seat of the
National Immigrant Festival; and Bernardo de Irigoyen, land border with