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Top Choice Brazilian in Asunción

Paulista Grill

One of the city's most famous all-you-can-eat restaurants. There are more than 15 different cuts of mouthwatering meats, salad, pasta and sushi bars to peruse, as well as exotic desserts. Attentive table service.
Top Choice Barbecue in Asunción

Ciervo Blanco

If you're looking for a traditional Paraguayan experience, this place just southeast of the center has it. Juicy asado, traditional music and bottle dancers will keep you entertained.
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


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…
Peruvian in Asunción

La Flor de la Canela

The Peruvian food is more genuine than this smart place's faux Inca statues. The menu is dominated by fish and mariscos (seafood), and the ceviche (marinated raw seafood) is fantastic.
Pub in Asunción

Britannia Pub

Casually hip with an air-conditioned international ambiance and outdoor patio, the Brit Pub is a favorite among foreigners and locals alike for its pub grub. It even has its own beer!