lørdag 30. mai 2015
Paraguay - UNESCO Jesuit Missions of La Santísima Trinidad de Paraná and Jesús de Tavarangue
Jesuit Missions of La Santisima Trinidad de Parana and Jesus de Tavarangue are part of a series of 30 missions in the Rio de la Plata basin established by the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) during the 17th and 18th centuries. Seven of these missions were located in Paraguay and the rest in the present-day countries of Argentina and Brazil. The mission complexes were attached to reducciones (settlements) and are evidence of a unique urban scheme. While each period had a singular style, all combined indigenous elements with Christian attributes and symbolism exhibiting Baroque, Romanesque and Greek influences, as part of an unprecedented process of acculturation.