Jesuit Missions of the Guaranis: 
San Ignacio Mini, Santa Ana, Nuestra Señora de Loreto and 
Santa Maria Mayor (Argentina), 
Ruins of Sao Miguel das Missoes (Brazil) (1983, 1984)
Brazil

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UNESCO (France) 1982. Sao Miguel das Missoes. 

The ruins of São Miguel das Missões in Brazil, and those of San Ignacio Miní, Santa Ana, Nuestra Señora de Loreto and Santa María la Mayor in Argentina, lie at the heart of a tropical forest. 

They are the impressive remains of five Jesuit missions, built in the land of the Guaranis during the 17th and 18th centuries. Each is characterized by a specific layout and a different state of conservation. 

  • UNESCO (France) 1982. Sao Miguel das Missoes. 

São Miguel das Missoes or São Miguel Arcanjo was one of the Jesuit missions added to UNESCO's World Heritage List in 1984.

Brazil 1974. Sao Miguel das Missoes (Sao Miguel Arcanjo). Brazil 1985. Sao Miguel das Missoes (Sao Miguel Arcanjo). Brazil 1998. Sao Miguel das Missoes (Sao Miguel Arcanjo).

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Other World Heritage Sites in Brazil (on this site). Please refer to the UNESCO-listing, Brazil-section, for further information about the individual properties. 

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