Attractions

Museum in Asunción

Museo del Barro

Everyone's favorite, Museo del Barro displays everything from modern paintings to pre-Columbian and indigenous crafts to political caricatures of prominent Paraguayans. Take bus 30 from Oliva and get off at Shopping…
Gardens in Asunción

Jardín Botánico

From the center, Av Artigas runs approximately 6km to the Jardín Botánico. The former estate of the ruling López dynasty, it now houses the city zoo, a small nature reserve and a couple of odd museums: a small natur…
Museum in Asunción

Cabildo

North of the Plaza de los Héroes near the waterfront is the pink cabildo (colonial town council), which was once the center of government. This influential cultural center is a meeting place for bohemian thinkers, h…
Museum in Asunción

Estación Ferrocarril

The Asunción–Encarnación railway line was the first in South America. One of the first trains to run the route is on display at the old Estación Ferrocarril (railway station), along with other items from the period.
Historic Building in Asunción

Panteón de los Héroes

Center of life in Asunción is Plaza de los Héroes, where a military guard protects the remains of Mariscal Francisco Solano López and other key figures from Paraguay's catastrophic wars in the Panteón de los Héroes,…
Museum in Asunción

Manzana de la Rivera

Just across the street from Palacio López is the Manzana de la Rivera, a complex of nine colorful and restored houses. The oldest is Casa Viola (1750), where the Museo Memoria de la Ciudad houses a history of Asunci…
Museum in Asunción

Casa de la Independencia

The Casa de la Independencia dates from 1772 and is where Paraguay became the first country on the continent to declare its independence in 1811.
Christian Site in Asunción

Catedral Metropolitana

On the eastern side of Plaza Constitución is the unremarkable Catedral Metropolitana with its equally unremarkable museum.
Memorial in Asunción

Supermercado Ykua Bolaños

En route to the Jardín Botánico, you'll pass the charred remains of the Supermercado Ykua Bolaños, which hit the world headlines in 2006. Almost 1000 people burnt to death inside when the owner elected to 'lock-down…
Cemetery in Asunción

Cementerio de la Recoleta

The Cementerio de la Recoleta, 3km east of the center along Av Mariscal López, is a maze of incredible mausoleums as Asunción's wealthy try to do outdo each other in the grandeur of their resting places. Eliza Lynch…