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São Miguel Arcanjo church

Jesuit Missions of the Guaranis: Ruins of Sao Miguel das Missoes1983

UNESCO World Heritage

UNESCO World Heritage

The remains of the church are able to provide a record of the destructive wars that played out during its history. It is of a baroque design, inspired by the Italian architect Gian Battista Primoli and constructed in sandstone. Over one hundred Guarani workers spent 10 years completing the building and only the tower on the right side was left unfinished. This cathedral still has eleven of the twelve pillars that formed arches together and honoured the twelve apostles of Jesus.

Details

  • Title: São Miguel Arcanjo church
  • Creator: Jesuit Missions of the Guaranis: Ruins of Sao Miguel das Missoes
  • Date Created: 1983
  • Location Created: Brazil
  • Rights: Embratur
  • Location: Brazil
  • Inscription Criteria: Criteria: (iv)
  • Date of Inscription: 1983
  • Category of Site: Cultural site

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