domingo, 3 de abril de 2011

Archaeological site St. Michael the Archangel

The Archaeological Site of St. Michael the Archangel is a set of ancient ruins of Sao Miguel Ancanjo reduction, part of the so-called Seven Peoples Missions and one of the main traces of the period of the Jesuit Missions of the Guarani in the world, located in the small town of San Miguel Mission in the Northwest of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.
Church interior.

The site, commonly called the ruins of San Miguel Mission, is considered World Heritage by UNESCO, together with the ruins on the Argentine side of San Ignacio Mini, Santa Ana, Our Lady of Loreto and Santa Maria Mayor since 1983.

The building was built in the eighteenth century, between 1735 and 1745.

The place is visited by tourists from around the world, especially from Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay and European countries. The site is part of the international roadmap Iguassu-Missions.

Angelopolitana Cathedral in St. Angelo, was built in the mold of the church of San Miguel.

The Mission, a 1986 film starring Robert De Niro and Jeremy Irons talks about the Missions.

On site is also the Missions Museum, which houses an important collection of sacred sculptures of the Seven Towns.

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