Top Tourist Attractions in Paraguay

AsuncionThe capital of Paraguay is one of the most interesting destinations in the country, with its beautiful colonial architecture and other cultural attractions. Although it has few ‘traditional’ sights like beaches, skyscrapers or impressive parks, it has an unmistakable atmosphere that will bind you with its spell. The Municipal Museum and the Visual Arts Museum are not very large, but they have some interesting and even unusual exhibits. If you are interested in architecture, check out the building of the National Congress, one of the most impressive constructions in the capital.EncarnacionEncarnacion is not a great destination if you consider the city itself, but the nearby Jesuit missions of La Santisima Trinidad de Parana and Jesus de Tavarangue are World Heritage Site are well worth visiting. While the ruins are not very extensive, they are absolutely beautiful. The missions date back to the early 17th century, and they are some of the most important religious creations of the Jesuits not only in Paraguay, but the whole of South America.Iguaçu FallsOne of the greatest natural wonders of the world, Iguaçu Falls are shared among Paraguay, Brazil and Argentina. To visit the falls, you have to go through the town of Ciudad del Este, a quaint town with not much in the way of conventional attractions, but plenty of shopping opportunities (especially for contraband and cheap goods). Iguaçu Falls are just across the river fro Ciudad del Este, so the town is a good base for exploring the falls.Gran ChacoIf you are in the mood for some eco-travel, you should definitely explore the untainted wilderness of Gran Chaco, which has been virtually untouched by tourism for a long time. The region is sparsely populated, and only about 3% of the population of the country lives in the area, but the few towns and cities have small pockets of colonial architecture and they offer plenty of opportunities to discover the culture and traditions of the Guarani people.Nature lovers shouldn’t miss the Parque Nacional Defensores del Chaco, with its vast thorn forest teeming with wildlife (it’s better to visit it as part of a tour to avoid being eaten by pumas, jaguars or ocelots).YaguarónThe small town of Yaguarón is not far from the capital, and it is a great destination for a couple of days at least. The most important landmark in the town is the quaint little church built in the 17th century by Franciscan missionaries. If you’re interested in the history of the country, visit the José Gaspar Rodríguez de Francia museum, the birthplace of the dictator.

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Asuncion

The capital of Paraguay is one of the most interesting destinations in the country, with its beautiful colonial architecture and other cultural attractions. Although it has few ‘traditional’ sights like beaches, skyscrapers or impressive parks, it has an unmistakable atmosphere that will bind you with its spell. The Municipal Museum and the Visual Arts Museum are not very large, but they have some interesting and even unusual exhibits. If you are interested in architecture, check out the building of the National Congress, one of the most impressive constructions in the capital.


Encarnacion

Encarnacion is not a great destination if you consider the city itself, but the nearby Jesuit missions of La Santisima Trinidad de Parana and Jesus de Tavarangue are World Heritage Site are well worth visiting. While the ruins are not very extensive, they are absolutely beautiful. The missions date back to the early 17th century, and they are some of the most important religious creations of the Jesuits not only in Paraguay, but the whole of South America.



Iguaçu Falls

One of the greatest natural wonders of the world, Iguaçu Falls are shared among Paraguay, Brazil and Argentina. To visit the falls, you have to go through the town of Ciudad del Este, a quaint town with not much in the way of conventional attractions, but plenty of shopping opportunities (especially for contraband and cheap goods). Iguaçu Falls are just across the river fro Ciudad del Este, so the town is a good base for exploring the falls.



Gran Chaco

If you are in the mood for some eco-travel, you should definitely explore the untainted wilderness of Gran Chaco, which has been virtually untouched by tourism for a long time. The region is sparsely populated, and only about 3% of the population of the country lives in the area, but the few towns and cities have small pockets of colonial architecture and they offer plenty of opportunities to discover the culture and traditions of the Guarani people.Nature lovers shouldn’t miss the Parque Nacional Defensores del Chaco, with its vast thorn forest teeming with wildlife (it’s better to visit it as part of a tour to avoid being eaten by pumas, jaguars or ocelots).



Yaguarón

The small town of Yaguarón is not far from the capital, and it is a great destination for a couple of days at least. The most important landmark in the town is the quaint little church built in the 17th century by Franciscan missionaries. If you’re interested in the history of the country, visit the José Gaspar Rodríguez de Francia museum, the birthplace of the dictator.

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