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Santiago Apóstol Museum

The Museo Diocesano de Arte Sacro Jesuítico Guaraní de Santiago, located in the city of Santiago, Misiones, Paraguay, is a historical treasure that encapsulates the essence of the region and its Jesuit legacy. Housed in an old Jesuit building, the museum houses an impressive collection of Jesuit-Guarani imagery, highlighting remarkable carvings of the Spanish-Guarani baroque. With four exhibition rooms, the museum exhibits baroque statues from the XVI and XVII centuries, as well as vestiges of the old church of Santiago, offering a window to the past and the cultural richness of the region.

In this small town, one of the best preserved original urban centers is located, where the Indian house and the museum of religious carvings of high archaeological value stand out for their Flemish influence. The parish church houses the only complete Jesuit altarpiece in the country, along with an impressive equestrian carving representing Santiago defeating the Moors. The patron saint festival, celebrated every July 25 in honor of Santiago Apostle, also known as Santiago Matamoros, reflects the deep devotion and historical connection of the town with its patron saint, highlighting the cultural and religious importance of the place in the region.

  • Address
    B° Caacupé – Avda. Gral. Díaz, Santiago de Misiones, Paraguay
  • Web
  • Visiting Hours
    Monday to Saturday from 08:00 to 11:00 hs. and from 14:00 to 17:00 hs. / Sundays: from 10:30 hs.
  • What to see
    Jesuit-Guarani imaginery

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