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Things to do in Asunción

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The top 54 attractions in Asunción

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Casa de la Independencia
Very well kept house of the 19th century
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This city is not especially pretty, but I found it interesting to visit for a few days. The downtown streets are authentic markets, full of people selling everything and there is chaotic traffic, while I was there I didn´t see any tourist ...
Historical Monuments in Asunción
Plaza de la Democracia
This was a summer evening, and I was looking for a place to represent my city to capture it in a picture, and there was growth in October or November, and by that time I was participating in a local photography contest, and I took a photo on a grotto of the Virgin of Guadalupe that is in the Autonomous University of Asunción, where I studied, and this photo, taken at the square of democracy, against Guarani hotel, which is one of the Historic Hotels of Assumption. In the end, the other won, proving that I had chosen well, and I think it's fair to drag into light, that the afternoon the sun had set and the first lights of the city were turning from the square to the National Pantheon of Heroes and Oratory of Our Lady of the Assumption. I made the decision, the weather was nice, as it is here in the summer, or at least when they are entering, and we usually have very hot days.
Airports in Asunción
Silvio Pettirossi International Airport
Silvio Pettirossi International Airport is 16 km from Asunción and is the largest airport in Paraguay. It is named after the famous Paraguayan aviator Silvio Pettirossi. We had to make a layover of 8 hours, spending the night, so we had time to see it. The airport is small compared to others, but provides all services. It has nice shops with local handicrafts in the public arrivals area and duty free stores. It has a bar where you can have a drink for a good price and good service, they accepted pesos and that was all we had, and obviously also they accept dollars. Everyone was very nice.
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Plaza Uruguaya
A cool place to have a good time.
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Plaza de Italia
Late spring in Plaza Italia is a mythical place rooted in social struggles, since it's always occupied by either locals or farmers who come to demand the government give their problems greater attention. There were indigenous people sitting in the square the day I was there, but I didn't see them in that way because I was focused on the sky. It was cloudy that day, but the sun was about to break through, creating an atmosphere between light and dark. You can appreciate this effect in trees and the sky, standing in a coconut grove in in a spring evening.
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Gruta de la Virgen de Guadalupe
This cave is under one of the stairs at the Autonomous University of Asunción, where anyone can go to get some spirituality, a place to ask the Virgin of Guadalupe for a favor, before a test, a defense or something. It is a very beautiful cave covered with rocks, a place to relax after school or find tranquility.This photo was taken on July 1 and what I´m using to participate this year in the arts contest from college and I ended up winning the best abstract photography the contest, very happy,, I get to thank the Virgin that favor, I hope you will enjoy this shot.
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Seminario Park
Seminario Park is a quiet place with a wide variety of trees. Ideal for relaxing - you'll feel one with nature!. It's the perfect place to get away from the bustle and stress of the city.
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The best things to do in Asunción

The capital of Paraguay is a city that's waiting to be discovered. There are countless places to visit in Asuncion that still haven't appeared in any travel guides so you'll be able to enjoy the tranquility while not surrounded by other tourists.

In the city center, which runs parallel to the bay, is where most historic attractions in Asuncion are located. The Government Palace, the Metropolitan Cathedral, and the Ribera block, in which mansions abound, are mandatory things to see in Asuncion. Notable among all the houses are the Casa Viola, one of the few preserved colonial buildings and which now houses the Museum of the Paraguayan culture.

Beautiful views from the bay are some other Asuncion attractions. This side of the bay is studded with construction, much in contrast to the other side of the bay which is characterized by natural spaces and is home to more than 250 different species of waterfowl. Visiting the Central Railway Station "Carlos Antonio López", which now houses a train museum, is one of the funnest things to do in Assumption. The country was a pioneer in South America in regards to passenger trains and many curiosities are preserved in the museum. You can also take a ride on the steam train that's still running!

And finally, other stuff to do in Asunción includes visiting the Botanical Gardens, the peculiar Football Museum, or the Silvio Peterossi market, where you'll find all kinds of typical products and local crafts. This city offers visitors a variety of possibilities of Asuncion activities without breaking the bank. For more on what to do in Asuncion, check out experiences shared by minube users.