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Mission of São Miguel Arcanjo

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HISTORY

The Mission of São Miguel Arcanjo currently encompasses what remains of the buildings that comprised the old homonymous Jesuit reduction, part of the so-called Seven Peoples of the Missions, name given to the set of seven indigenous villages founded by the Spanish Jesuits in the Rio Grande de São Pedro Region, Rio Grande do Sul.

Built from 1687, when this Brazilian territory was Spanish domain, the plan of the mission was designed in a very advanced way for its time. In this place an economically prosperous civilization emerged and rich in cultural and artistic expressions, characterized by a mixture of Spanish and indigenous elements, always, however, with a strong European and Christian orientation. But as soon as it reached its peak, with the erection of its church, between 1735 and 1750, its decline also began. Involved in the political and territorial disputes between Portugal and Spain and in the controversies that surrounded the Jesuit activity, it was one of the centers of the Guaranitic War and ended up being burned and depopulated in 1756.

WHY THIS PLACE

A beautiful complex in orange bricks, ideal background for the design of a ceremony with any color palette. Impressive and imposing the size of the building. A fantastic experience, with a different energy. His grandeur comes to mesmerize. Magical place, very well maintained and preserved. It is to exceed expectations.

CURIOSITIES

• The area covers 38 hectares, and a large part of the old church, the belfry and the sacristy, the foundations of the indigenous dwellings, some bases of the walls of the workshops and the convent, the square, the garden and a good collection have survived from the original large complex of sacred objects, mainly devotional statues.
• It was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1983.

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