Monday, June 1, 2015

São Miguel das Missões - Brazil

 Look how beautiful these cards are!! Back in 2012 I didn't have any cards from this brazilian UNESCO site but than Jussely surprised me with my 1st card from there, the bottom one in this post. A few days ago, I've got a 2nd card, this one, also a surprise, but sent by Déa. Both cards are great.
São Miguel das Missões, together with other Jesuit Missions of the Guaranisin Argentina, is an Unesco World Heritage Site since 1983.

Photo by Paulo Rogério Magro
São Miguel das Missões (Portuguese for St. Michael of the Missions) is a Unesco World Heritage site located in the small town of São Miguel das Missões in the northwestern region of Rio Grande do Sul. It was one of the many Spanish Jesuit Reductions in Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Bolivia. 

Photo by Paulo Rogério Magro
Jesuit missionaries founded the mission in the 18th century in part to catechise the Guaraní Indian population and to protect the natives from the Portuguese slave traders known as the Bandeirantes.
The mission was built between 1735 to around 1745. - in: wikipedia

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