Jesuit Missions of the Chiquitos

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The Jesuit Missions of the Chiquitos are a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Bolivia's department of Santa Cruz.
The missions consist of six towns which were founded as reductions by Jesuits in the 17th and 18th century and survived as a living heritage:
There are some additional missions which are not under UNESCO protection:
Between San José de Chiquitos and Santiago de Chiquitos is the town of Chochís with its marvelous sanctuary and mysterious "devil's thumb".
The region is called Chiquitania. Besides the missions, it boasts pristine natural beauty.


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