The city of Nuestra Señora de la Asunción is one of the favorite destinations of all those who travel to South America, a very complete and characteristic city of the south of the continent but without having the bustle that other large capitals such as Buenos Aires have. It is the capital of Paraguay and also the largest city with the most population, there you will find the seat of the Government, the main port and practically all the main industries in the country.
In Asunción , as the city is commonly called, you can find a wide variety of tourist attractions, in addition to a very varied architecture in which you can see both colonial buildings and others much more modern and functional. With nearly half a million inhabitants, both Spanish and Guarani , the country’s co-official language, are spoken in Asunción.
You don’t need a lot of time to be able to explore the city in detail to see the most interesting, and in 2 or 3 days you will have already seen everything and thus be able to enjoy other places in Paraguay that are also very interesting. Take note of the places of interest in Asunción :
– Main square : It is very beautiful, especially in October since it is when spring arrives and all the flowers begin to bloom. In the surroundings you find several bars and small shops.
– Government Palace : It was designed with a clear inspiration from the style of the Louvre Museum and it is where the most important government decisions are carried out. The Palace furniture was commissioned directly from France to make its similarity to the Louvre even more real.
– Metropolitan Cathedral : It is the most important cathedral in the country and also has a museum where you can enjoy the pieces of religious art that managed to survive the various warfare that took place in the region.
– Andrés Bardero Ethnographic Museum : It is a museum with free entry and in it you can find indigenous crafts and various tools from the pre-Columbian period and that come from various archaeological excavations that were made throughout the country.