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.
Criteria for inclusion as a World Heritage Site
|iv||To be an outstanding example of a type of building, architectural or technological ensemble or landscape which illustrates (a) significant stage(s) in human history.||All|
|Capela Nossa Senhora das Neves||2019||274.1km||site_ao|
|Caxias do Sul Dog Favela||2012||308.4km||site_ao|
|Brazil’s Land of Twins||2017||95.6km||site_ao|
|Ecological Plastic Bottle House||2017||325.8km||site_ao|
|Jesuit Missions of La Santísima Trinidad de Paraná and Jesús de Tavarangue||1993||210.9km||site_whs|
|Iguaçu National Park||1986||318.4km||site_whs|
|In a Town That Escaped Slavery, an Oyster Festival Celebrates Black Culture and Resistance||2019||253km||post|
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Within UNESCO's broad remit, this specialised agency of the UN works towards international cooperation agreements to secure the world's cultural and natural heritage, designating venues of exceptional value as World Heritage Sites.