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Top Choice Church in Yaguarón

Yaguarón Church

The 18th-century Franciscan church is a landmark of colonial architecture that is not to be missed. The simple design of the exterior, with its separate wooden bell tower, belies the extraordinary beauty of the pain…
Religious in Caacupé

Día de la Virgen

Caacupé really comes alive on El Día de la Virgen, when crowds of worshipers undertake pilgrimages from all corners of the country to ask the Virgin for favors. As many as 300,000 faithful may crowd onto the plaza d…
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. Though modern, it is still impressive, and the mural-lined stairs leading up …
Museum in Yaguarón

Museo del Doctor Francia

In a little colonial house with a pleasant garden, the Museo del Doctor Francia is the house where Paraguay's first president/dictator spent much of his childhood. It is interesting for its period portraits and stat…
International in Caacupé

De las Sierras

High-quality food in pleasant surroundings, the varied menus of risottos, meats and fish is a cut above the average small-town restaurant in Paraguay. Buffet on Sunday.
Fountain in Caacupé

Tupasy Ycuá

No trip to Caacupé would be complete without bathing yourself in the holy water of the Tupasy Ycuá. You can also take some home with you. Virgin-shaped water bottles are on sale nearby.
International in San Bernardino


A relaxed and informal place that is popular in the summertime for its picadas (finger food) and craft beers.
Museum in Circuito de Oro


Contains assorted war memorabilia from the era of the War of the Triple Alliance.