It's hard to get your head around Asunción. At heart the city is beautiful and simple, with a sprinkling of original colonial and beaux arts buildings, international cuisine, shady plazas and friendly people. Probe a little deeper, however, and you'll see another side: smart suburbs, ritzy shopping malls and fashionable nightclubs. Despite the heavy traffic and diesel fumes in the historic center, this is one of South America´s more likeable capitals and it doesn´t take long to learn your way around.
Asunción claims to have 2.3 million people, yet seems to hold many more – its sprawling suburbs swallow up neighboring towns.
Asunción destination guides
Elorrio, Oinati and Arantzazu
Discover the most inner areas of the Basque Country - rural villages, palaces, historical buildings and a breathtaking landscape. The essence of the unique land with old Basque family palaces, the oldest university of the Basque Country, the Sanctuary of Arantzazu, are among some of the locations that are yet to be discovered.