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Ruinas de Sao Miguel Arcanjo

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Address: Sitio Arqueologico Sao Miguel Arcanjo, Sao Miguel das Missoes, State of Rio Grande do Sul 98865-000, Brazil
Phone Number: +55 3381 1399
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Description: One of five Jesuit Missions of the Guaranis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site...
One of five Jesuit Missions of the Guaranis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that encompasses missions in Argentina, Bolivia, Paraguay and Brazil.
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Very interesting site though it's in the middle of nowhere

I visited Sao Miguel das Missoes at the start of my 4 month trip to Brazil, arriving there from Santana de Livramento on the Brazil / Uruguayan border via a couple of lengthy bus... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 6, 2014
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Sydney, Australia
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103 reviews 103 reviews
36 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

I visited Sao Miguel das Missoes at the start of my 4 month trip to Brazil, arriving there from Santana de Livramento on the Brazil / Uruguayan border via a couple of lengthy bus rides. The ruins and the site are quite remarkable and well worth seeing. The sound and light show is also interesting if you have good Portuguese... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2012

Larger than expected with some restoration completed. There is on-going work. The museum was informative as was the Sound & Light Show.

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Uruguaiana, RS
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2012

very good to see and revival the history of Missoes

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Dublin, Ireland
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30 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2011

The ruins of the missions have a priceless historical value, Not only the architecture but the history of this place is an icon of Rio Grande do Sul. From Porto Alegre to go there by car, spend about 1,000 km round trip, and is not a place we could go back the same day. Also, the infrastructure for tourism is... More 

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