Jesuit Missions of the Chiquitos
Wonder Type: Cultural
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.
This article uses material from UNESCO World Heritage List article "Jesuit Missions of the Chiquitos", which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike 3.0 IGO License.