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São Miguel das Missões, or St. Michael of the Missions, are the ruins of an early Jesuit mission in region of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Also known in Spanish as San Miguel Arcanjo in Spanish, it is one of the Jesuit Reductions, or mission stations, scattered throughout Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Bolivia.

Along with the Jesuit missions of the Guarani Indians on the Argentine side, Sao Miguel das Missoes was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984.

What to See

The ruins of Sao Miguel das Missoes is still standing. You can view the old church bell near the church itself.

History

Sao Miguel das Missoes was built between 1735 and 1745. When the area fell under Portuguese rule, following the Treaty of Madrid of 1750, the Jesuit priests were ordered to move. They refused to vacate Sao Miguel das Missoes, and this led to a conflict with the Portuguese-Spanish army, which was sent to enforce the rule.

Location

Fiction

The 1986 movie The Mission is based on the Jesuit Missions of the Guarani. The set recreates what Sao Miguel das Missoes might have looked like.

Photos

Ruins of Sao Miguel das Missoes, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Ruins of Sao Miguel das Missoes, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
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Ruins of Sao Miguel das Missoes, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Ruins of Sao Miguel das Missoes, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Author: Goldemberg Fonseca de Almeida (Creative Commons Attribution 2.0)

Inside Sao Miguel das Missoes
Inside Sao Miguel das Missoes
Author: Leandro Kibisz (Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 3.0)

Facade of Sao Miguel das Missoes
Facade of Sao Miguel das Missoes
Author: Leandro Kibisz (Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 2.5)



Local Tours of Brazil

Brazil is an exciting location, and often the only way to enjoy it fully is to join a local tour. Here are some local tours of Brazil that you may want to include to your itinerary. They save you time and cost of doing it yourself. These tours are arranged by Viator, one of the most reputable tour agencies in the market.

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