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Paraguay Attractions






Known as the "Heart of America", Paraguay is a landlocked country located in the continent of South America. Asuncion is the capital city.
The varied geography, pleasant tropical climate, and the fascinating landscape of contrasts, Paraguay leaves the traveller enchanted. Rustic life and the sophisticated urban scenario, poor and obscenely rich, the country is a land of contrasts. From exotic natural reserves and massive man-made dams to extensive ecological and biological reserves, mountains and forests to valleys dotted by streams and lakes, the country makes for a perfect tourist spot.

The rich architecture portayed in the magnificent historical monuments that adorn the country draws a number of visitors to the place. Some of the major tourist attractions in Paraguay include:

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Casa de la Independencia: One of the major attractions of Paraguay, Casa de la is a historical monument built in the year 1774. It reminds the tourists of the struggle of Paraguayan independence.

In English Casa de la Independencia is translated as 'The House of Independence'. This house captures the hearts of the tourists not solely for its architectural supremacy, but also for its historical significance. It was from this house, that the Paraguayans started the revolt against the Spaniards. Thus, Casa de la Independencia is regarded as the birthplace of the independence of Paraguay. In each corner of the building, there are the marks of the revolutionaries. The brick floors and the whitewashed walls have been the interest of many modern architects.


A museum has been set up within the building of Casa de la Independencia. The tourists can enjoy the magnificent sight of this historical building and museum without paying any charge. It remains open from 7a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on weekdays, while on Saturday it is open from 8a.m. to noon.

Casa de los Diputados is one of the prime attractions of Paraguay located in the capital city, Asuncion. Initially a military college, the building now serves as the cultural center.

Casa de los Diputados of Paraguay also served as a blood bank during the Chaco war. The building has been built in a typical Spanish style of architecture. Casa de los Diputados at Paraguay has now a number of offices of the members of the Congress. A traveler is not required to pay any entry fee. Casa de los Diputados is open to the visitors from Monday to Friday between 7:30 to 12 noon. On weekends it is open from 8 in the morning till 12 noon.

Iguazu Falls: One of the magnificent destinations of Paraguay, the Iguassu Falls is designated a UNESCO World Natural Heritage site. Located at the border of three countries Paraguay, Brazil and Argentina, the massive pouring of the falls against the lush green forests are a treat to the eyes of the spectator. The volume of water that pours every second from Iguassu Falls is nearly 1500 cubic meters. The deafening sound that gushes forth the waves splashing against the rocks leaves the traveller awestruck. The beauty of the place is a bliss to watch and has led many film producers to shoot movies with the Iguazu Falls as the backdrop.

Panteon Nacional de los Heroes is a must visit place for the tourists. It is a plaza where tourists can explore the cultural roots and societal norms of Paraguay. The tourists can find a handful of relics from this very mall of Panteon Nacional de los Heroes.


With the rise of the sun, the plaza gets filled up with the Guarani vendors. These vendors open their stalls in the early morning only to close theirs at the setting of the sun. Their stalls are full of the Paraguayan traditional items of art like bows and arrows, headdresses, pottery and many others. There are also a big number of hawkers, who hawk for their variety of items ranging from miracle knife sharpeners to herbal medicines. The public holidays turn out to be livelier in the Panteon Nacional de los Heroes. There is a big display of folk-dance performers and live music during these days.

La Santisima Trinidad de Parana popularly known as the Holy Trinity of Parana is another interesting attraction in Paraguay. The place was one of the small colonies that the missionaries established in different locations of South America. The locals frequently refer to this site as the 'ruins of Trinidad'. This lies close to the Parana River that surrounds southern Paraguay and Argentina.

La Santisima Trinidad de Parana has the reputation of being the UNESCO World Heritage Site. After the decline of the influence of the Jesuits at a point of time, the place was neglected which resulted in it losing its charm and magnificence. Nevertheless, in the coming years, the modern historical societies have maintained the site well and today it stands as one of the prime tourist attractions in Paraguay.

The other major destinations in Paraguay include San Bernardino, Aregua, San Lorenzo Museo Etnografico Guido Bogiani, Encarnacion, Nueva Australia, Pilar, and Centro Cultural de Artes Visuales Museo del Barro.

The capital city, Asuncion is an interesting place to visit. National Congress, National Cathedral, Visual Arts Museum, and Fine Arts Museum are some of the most-visited places in Asuncion. The place is a haven for bird-watchers; backyard birds in the city are interesting.

Panteon Nacional De Los Heroes
Panteon Nacional de los Heroes is a must visit for the tourists, if they are really interested to discover the lifeline of Paraguay.

Panteon Nacional de los Heroes is basically a plaza, where the tourists can go for an exploration of the culture and society of Paraguay. The tourists can find a handful of relics from this very mall of Panteon Nacional de los Heroes.

With the rise of the sun, the plaza gets filled up with the Guarani vendors. These vendors open their stalls in the early morning only to close theirs at the setting of the sun. Their stalls are full of the Paraguayan traditional items of art like bows and arrows, headdresses, pottery and many others. Each of the pieces of art is so magnificent that the tourists can spend hours to decide on which item to buy and which to spare. There are also a big number of hawkers, who hawk for their variety of items ranging from miracle knife sharpeners to herbal medicines.

La Santisima Trinidad de Parana
La Santisima Trinidad de Parana is one of the major attractions of Paraguay. It is also popularly known as the Holy Trinity of Parana. La Santisima Trinidad de Parana of Paraguay is actually the name of an ex- Jesuit mission in Paraguay.

La Santisima Trinidad de Parana in Paraguay happens to be one of the small colonies that the missionaries established in different locations of South America. The locals frequently refer to this site as the 'ruins of Trinidad'. This lies close to the Parana River. This river surrounds the southern Paraguay as well as Argentina. Every year a large number of eager tourists pay a visit to the La Santisima Trinidad de Parana.

La Santisima Trinidad de Parana has the reputation of being the UNESCO World Heritage Site. After the decline of the influence of the Jesuits at a point of time, this place suffered a great decay. But overcoming that, the modern historical societies have very well maintained the site and have made it one of the prime tourist attractions of Paraguay.

Last updated on March 01, 2012



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