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Diocesan Museum of Guaraní Jesuit Art of Santa María de Fe

The Guaraní Diocesan Museum of Jesuit Art of Santa María de la Fe is another reference site when it comes to getting in touch with the legacy (artistic and spiritual) of the Jesuits in Paraguay. Located in the town of Santa María de Fe -a little more than 10 kilometers from the city of San Ignacio-, this museum has the distinction of being one of the best preserved ancient buildings in the department of Misiones. In that sense, the site, whose construction dates back to 1669, stands out for being in what was previously known as “Casa de los Indios” of the time.

On the other hand, in the museum rooms, it is possible to observe various carvings from the Jesuit missions (original conservation of the art pieces) and the possibility of experiencing first-hand the fruit of the work of the Italian-born master José Brasanelli (Jesuit priest died in 1728 in Candelaria, province of Misiones, Argentina, whose multiplicity led him to be compared to Michelangelo himself). The museum also has works finally made by Guaraní students. A clear example of this is the Nativity scene, in addition to the entire allegorical room of the passion of Christ.

  • Address
    Mariscal López Street corner Ciudad de Hays, Santa María de Fe, Misiones (Paraguay)
  • Web
  • Visiting Hours
    Every day from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. with prior reservation (Phone +595 975 618 461)
  • What to see
    “House of Indians” of the time, works by maestro José Brasanelli (Jesuit priest whose multiplicity led him to be compared to Michelangelo himself)


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