The Jesuitical Path is a route, that rebuilds in Paraguay the way of the Society of Jesus. The Society of Jesus consists of those who have been next to indigenous people. These people lived among the south American woods and were the same people who had overcome the rest of the colony with their art and culture.
Even though foundations were more than 50, there have only been 30 populations that have been able to consolidate: 8 of them are in the Paraguayan territory and are precisely: San Ignacio Guazú, Santa María de Fe, Santa Rosa, Santiago, San Cosme and San Damián, Itapúa (the current city of Encarnación), Santísima Trinidad del Paraná and Jesús de Tavarangué.
As a tourist travels along the locations that are part of the Path, he/she discovers the buildings and the works of art made by the indigenous people, who lived in these areas and who, under the direction of Jesuits, created an historical and cultural heritage, that together with natural landscapes is able to offer a very unforgettable experience.
The Jesuitical Path includes a lot of activities: visiting the Jesuitical Reductions, (small urban centres by which Jesuitical missions were structured) or undertaking adventure tourism activities in the Eco Adventure Park or even going shopping. You have everything at your disposal to spend a wonderful time with your family.
You can appreciate the handicraft of Jesuitical Path both in the Mission Department and in the Itapuá Department and it is very rich and various both for its textiles and its models and colours.
In the Missions, craftsmen work with the wool from sheep, cotton and wood, making original articles, that are exposed at small shops along the Path. Among the manufactured products stand out hammocks, quilts, curtains, wool clothing, ponchos and covers.
The handicraft in Itapuá holds the invaluable heritage of its predecessors and many local residents are excellent craftsmen: they carve stone very cleverly and reproduce miniature of every great architectural aspect of Jesuitical Reductions.
Jesuitical Path can also count on a very rich flora and fauna, with many indigenous species, that are respected by all local residents. Added to this there are water resources and the sub tropical climate of the area that make this region a worldwide appreciated tourist destination.