Photographer's Note

Its current situation is from 1760. This Jesuitic Guaran Mission was very well-known, even in Europe, thanks to the works and studies on Astronomy of Father Buenaventura Surez, who constructed telescopes, astronomical quadrants and a sun clock. The present church gather polychrome wood images and several statures, as also armchairs, candelabra, baptismal font and the sun clock, almost square, stone made. It counts on a Center of Astronomical Interpretation; Buenaventura Surez (planetarium and observatory with telescope), enabled in 2010.

The Mission of the Santos Cosme and Damin, being cultural heritage, covers a property with 2 hectares, it owns the unique clock used in the Jesuitic Guaran Missions, giving ii the particularity to this place. The church does not remain as reduction, it has been intervened and is used by the community as its main church for the celebration of the catholic cult.


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