1.         Jesuit Missions of the Guaranis: San Ignacio Mini, Santa Ana, Nuestra SeƱora de Loreto and Santa Maria Mayor (Argentina), Ruins of Sao Miguel das Missoes (Brazil) (Argentina,Brazil) (C 275bis)

Year of inscription on the World Heritage List  1983

Criteria  (iv)

Year(s) of inscription on the List of World Heritage in Danger  N/A

Previous Committee Decisions  see page http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/275/documents/

International Assistance

Requests approved: 0 (from 1988-1988)
Total amount approved: USD 30,000
For details, see page http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/275/assistance/

UNESCO Extra-budgetary Funds


Previous monitoring missions


Factors affecting the property identified in previous reports

Illustrative material  see page http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/275/

Conservation issues presented to the World Heritage Committee in 1993

[Oral report by ICOMOS and the Secretariat] 

Analysis and Conclusions of the World Heritage Centre, ICOMOS and ICCROM


Decision Adopted: 17 COM X

Jesuit Missions of Guaranis (Argentina/Brazil)

The Missions of Guaranis are nowadays used for tourist purposes and research. They are located in an aggressive natural environment. The successful restoration of the Missions on Brazilian territory was almost completed. Regarding the Argentina missions, restoration activities have focused on one mission, San Ignacio Mini. A more global approach was recommended as well as increased sub­regional cooperation. The Brazilian Delegation informed -the Committee that steps towards such cooperation were already being taken by the countries of MERCOSUR (Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay and Paraguay).