Attractions

Top Choice Church in Yaguarón

Yaguarón Church

The 18th-century Franciscan church at Yaguarón, 48km southeast of Asunción, is a landmark of colonial architecture that is not to be missed. The simple design of the exterior with its separate wooden bell tower beli…
Monument in Ciudad Del Este

Monumento Bertoni

A family of Swiss immigrants led by father Moises, the Bertonis had the idea of breeding a community of scientists deep in the Paraguayan jungle. With each of his children given a branch of the sciences to study, th…
Church in Caacupé

Basilica de Caacupé

Paraguay's answer to the Vatican City, the enormous Basilica de Caacupé looks quite out of place in this otherwise quiet provincial town. Caacupé really comes alive on El Día de la Virgen (8 December) when crowds of…
Museum in The Chaco

Fortín Boquerón

Fortín Boquerón is the site of one of the decisive battles of the Chaco War (1932–35). There is an excellent museum as well as a graveyard of the fallen and a gigantic monument constructed from the original defenses…
Village in Around Asunción

Areguá

Areguá is renowned for its ceramics, displayed en masse along the main street. The historic cobbled lanes are lined with exquisite colonial homes, and the village atmosphere is completed with a church perched on the…
Village in Around Asunción

Piribebuy

Piribebuy is a rural town that was briefly the capital of the nation during the War of the Triple Alliance (1865–70). With Asunción captured, it became the site of a famous siege in 1869, when an army of children le…
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…
Waterfall in Ciudad Del Este

Salto del Monday

Pronounced 'Mon-Da-OO,' this impressive 80m-high waterfall 10km outside of Ciudad del Este suffers from its close proximity to Iguazú Falls on the other side of the border. It's well worth the visit, especially as d…
Village in Around Asunción

Itauguá

Itauguá's women are famous for their unique weaving of multicolored ñandutí (spiderweb lace). These exquisite pieces range in size from doilies to bedspreads. Smaller ones cost a few dollars but larger ones are upwa…