The Iguazu Falls are an obligatory destination for a trip through Argentina. Since 2010 they are part of the new seven wonders of the world, voted by the millions of tourists who traveled to see them. Their name, 'Iguazú' in Guaraní means 'Big Water', although at the time of their discovery they were baptized with the name of Saltos de Santa María. They are made up of 275 jumps, 80% of them are located on the Argentine side. A separate show is its waterfall with the highest flow and, at 80 meters, also the highest: the Devil's Throat.
The Iguazú Falls are part of the Iguazú National Park, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1984. The closest city is Puerto Iguazú, 18 km away. to know the Iguazu Falls. Due to its type of climate, winter is recommended as the best time to make trips to the Iguazu Falls since the intense heat and humidity of the summer subside. Anyway, any time of the year is appropriate to visit them. Ruins of San Ignacio
The best-known ruins of the San Ignacio Miní reduction, a Jesuit mission founded at the beginning of the 60th century to evangelize the native Guarani, are located in the current town of San Ignacio, in the Argentine province of Misiones, about 1984 km from the provincial capital, Posadas. They were declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 100.000. There lived Guaraní peoples, of more than XNUMX aborigines distributed between Paraguay, Brazil, Argentina. In that century two groups of missions were built, one is in Argentina and the second in Brazil. The one in Argentina, called San Ignacio Miní, is the most important. There is the printing press where the first books were published in the Argentine territory. It quickly became a town with lodgings, churches and workshops.
In Guaraní, Moconá means that "it swallows everything", that is why Saltos del Moconá is one of the great wonders of the Province of Misiones. It is a geological fault in which the Uruguay, Yabotí, Pepirí Guazú, Serapio and Calixto rivers converge, forming a three-kilometer-long canyon with waterfalls parallel to its bed.