Between 1696 and 1760, six ensembles of reducciones (settlements of Christianized Indians) inspired by the 'ideal cities' of ... More
Jesuit Missions of the Chiquitos
Between 1696 and 1760, six ensembles of reducciones (settlements of Christianized Indians) inspired by the 'ideal cities' of the 16th-century philosophers were founded by the Jesuits in a style that married Catholic architecture with local traditions. The six that remain San Francisco Javier, Concepción, Santa Ana, San Miguel, San Rafael and San José make up a living heritage on the former territory of the Chiquitos.
Built by Native American slaves, this Spanish Colonial building was completed in 1625, then nearly destroyed during the Pueblo revolt
of 1680. In 1710, the Spanish once again took control of Santa Fe and rebuilt the San Miguel Mission. ...
The National Park is one of the largest (1,523,000 ha) and most intact parks in the Amazon Basin. With an
altitudinal range of 200 m to nearly 1,000 m, it is the site of a rich mosaic of habitat ...