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Reduccion de Santa Maria la Mayor, or Mission of the Holy Maria Mayor, is an early Jesuit mission (or reduction) located in the Santa Maria Department, Misiones Province, Argentina. It is one of the five Jesuit missions built in the land of the Guarani Indians during the 17th and 18th centuries, in Argentina and Brazil, that were inscribed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1984.

What to See at Santa Maria la Mayor

Santa Maria la Mayor is in an advanced state of ruin. It is very much covered in vegetation, and not as well preserved as San Ignacio Mini, which is also in Misiones Province.

Visiting this Site

Your base for visiting this World Heritage Site is Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina. You should find your accommodation in Buenos Aires, and then get your hotel to help you make arrangements for visiting the sights in Argentina. I recommend that you base yourself in Buenos Aires rather than a smaller Argentine city, as you will have more options here. There will be plenty of tour packages to choose from, according to the amount of time you have in your hands.

Here's a comprehensive list of Hotels in Buenos Aires with online booking facilities. Booking is provided by HostelBookers, so there is no booking fee involved.

Book Hotel Rooms in Argentina and Worldwide

Click here also for a full list of hotels in Argentina or hotels worldwide. If you prefer budget accommodation in hostels, guesthouses or inns, check out hostels worldwide for budget accommodation providers with online booking.


Argentina Local Tours

As part of your tour planning, here are some local tours of Argentina that you may wish to add to your itinerary. These tours are arranged by Viator, one of the most reputable tour agencies in the market.

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