São Miguel das Missões

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São Miguel das Missões
Municipality
Gateway to the city of São Miguel das Missões
Gateway to the city of São Miguel das Missões
Coat of arms of São Miguel das Missões
Coat of arms
Location in Rio Grande do Sul  state
Location in Rio Grande do Sul state
São Miguel das Missões is located in Brazil
São Miguel das Missões
São Miguel das Missões
Location in Brazil
Coordinates: 28°32′53″S 54°33′20″W / 28.54806°S 54.55556°W / -28.54806; -54.55556Coordinates: 28°32′53″S 54°33′20″W / 28.54806°S 54.55556°W / -28.54806; -54.55556
Country  Brazil
Region South Region
State Rio Grande do Sul
Mesoregion Riograndense Northwest
Microregion Sant'Angelo
Government
 • Mayor Mayor (prefeito) (Hilário Casarin)
Area
 • Total 1,246 km2 (481 sq mi)
Elevation 305 m (1,001 ft)
Population (2010)
 • Total 7,421
 • Density 6.0/km2 (15/sq mi)
Time zone BRT/BRST (UTC-3/-2)
Website saomiguel-rs.com.br
Jesuit Missions of the Guaranis: San Ignacio Mini, Santa Ana, Nuestra Señora de Loreto and Santa Maria la Mayor (Argentina), Ruins of Sao Miguel das Missoes (Brazil)
Ruinas de Sao Miguel das Missoes.jpg
UNESCO World Heritage Site
Location Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil Edit this at Wikidata
Coordinates 28°32′53″S 54°33′20″W / 28.5480°S 54.5556°W / -28.5480; -54.5556
Criteria iv
Reference 275-291
Inscription 1983 (7th Session)
Extensions 1984
Website www.saomiguel.rs.gov.br
São Miguel das Missões is located in Brazil
São Miguel das Missões
Location of São Miguel das Missões

São Miguel das Missões is a municipality in Rio Grande do Sul state, southern Brazil. Important 17th century Spanish Jesuit mission ruins are located in the municipality. San Miguel Mission is within Sant'Angelo Microregion, and the Riograndense Northwest Mesoregion. The city covers 1,246 square kilometres (481 sq mi) and had a population of 7,682 resident.[1]

Mission São Miguel das Missões[edit]

The town grew around the Spanish colonial Jesuit Reduction, Mission San Miguel Arcángel, founded in 1632. After being part of Brazil was renamed Mission São Miguel das Missões.

In 1984 Mission São Miguel das Missões was one of four sites of Jesuit reductions in Argentina and one in Brazil to be declared by UNESCO the Jesuit Missions of the Guaranis World Heritage Sites.[2]

Museum[edit]

The Mission Museum (Museu das Missões) is a history museum located in São Miguel Mission.

The creation of the museum was one of the first initiatives of the Office of Historical and Artistic Heritage, today IPHAN. In 1937 the SPHAN was created and in the same year, the architect Lucio Costa was sent to Rio Grande do Sul to analyze the remains of the ruins of the Seven Peoples of the Missions, and propose measures. One of his proposals was to create a museum to house the statues missionaries dispersed throughout the region. In 1938, the remnants of the town of San Miguel and the museum building were listed as National Heritage, and in 1940, the Museum of the Missions was officially established.

Between 1938 and 1940, the architect Lucas Mayerhofer directed the stabilization works in the mission Church of San Miguel, the construction of the museum building, and was in charge of gathering the works of statuary.

Currently listed in the museum's collection are religious images from the time of installation of the Jesuit missions in the region.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Rio Grande do Sul, São Miguel das Missões" (in Portuguese). Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística. 2016. Retrieved 2016-08-09. 
  2. ^ a b List of World Heritage Sites, UNESCO

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