São Miguel das Missões

The ruins of São Miguel das Missões
The ruins illuminated at night.

São Miguel das Missões in a city in the southern Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul. It hosts the remains of one of the Jesuit Missions of the Guarani that are listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site

Get in

São Miguel is 485km far from Porto Alegre.

By plane

Carrier flights touch down at the airport of nearby city of Santo Ângelo. Flights to other states and countries usually change planes at Porto Alegre or São Paulo. For flights from Porto Alegre to Santo Ângelo, see NHT Airlines.

By bus

Comfortable and air-conditioned executive coaches are available from Porto Alegre and many other cities throughout Rio Grande do Sul state to cities near São Miguel das Missões. Buses generally stop at the bus station in Santo Ângelo on the "Viação Ouro e Prata" busline. Schedule from Porto Alegre is found on the Porto Alegre Rodoviária (bus station) site and the Viação Ouro e Prata site .

Buses to São Miguel das Missões are available in the Santo Ângelo bus station.

By car

BR-116 North (Porto Alegre to Canoas) BR-386 Northwest (Canoas to Tio Hugo) RS-223/BR-377 West (Tio Hugo to Cruz Alta) RS-342 (Cruz Alta to Ijuí) BR-285/RS-342 (Ijuí to São Miguel das Missões)

Come prepared to understand the language of the road in Brazil. Passing, tailgating, speeding and signaling that you may do one of these things may be confusing to first time drivers.


The Mission Museum located on the archeological site to the north of the cathedral.
One of the wood statues recovered from the cathedral in the Mission Museum.
The city gate with the inscription "CO YVY OGUERECO YARA" which means "This land has an owner."



Go next

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