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What is Architecture (Missionary)

Handbook of Research on Technological Developments for Cultural Heritage and eTourism Applications
Characterized as architecture (missionary) in Brazil, an architecture developed mainly by the Missions of the Company of Jesus and strong baroque influence.
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Architecture, Tourism, and Technological Innovation in the Jesuit Mission of São Miguel, Brazil
Pedro de Alcântara Bittencourt César (Universidade de Caxias do Sul, Brazil), Julia Luise Altmman (Universidade de Caxias do Sul, Brazil), Caroline Peccin da Silva (Universidade de Caxias do Sul, Brazil), Bruna Tronca (Universidade de Caxias do Sul, Brazil), and Michele Pinheiro Trentin (Universidade de Caxias do Sul, Brazil)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-2927-9.ch011
The contemporaneity demands a better relation between the object and the subject. In this article, it is expected to understand how has been developed this bond of Jesuit architecture and its understanding by the visitor. In this way, it is searched to explore the touristic technological means in Missões Guaraníticas. It questions the use of technology to a better extent of dissemination of local and cultural legacy - existing architecture. The methodology presents an exploratory research of technological platforms of information. It is noticed that its use increases tourism, favoring the culture and history of the region, besides promoting accessibility, reducing the social and physical barriers. The technology helps to preserve and disseminate the historical importance of the site. New information media has influenced and has increased the tourism, stimulating the local trade, and also it encourages the preservation of historical heritage. The approach of historical study of the region / country has great potential for increasing interest in historical architecture and culture.
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