City Center centro-

Catedral de Nuestra SeƱora de Asuncion

Cabildo- Cultural Center in the old colonial legislative building near the bay area.

Casa de la independencia- landmark of the Paraguayan Independence. This is where national heroes gathered to plot against Spanish colonialists in 1811. They marched from here to the Cathedral on Independence

Panteon de los Heroes- national memorial site for paraguayan heroes.

Palacio de Lopez- house the Paraguayan government. Very well lit at night.

Estacion Central del Ferrocarril-Paraguay was the first country in South America to have a vapor train. It now houses a museum, but more impressive is the building itself and old wagons. You may be lucky to catch a ride on Sundays to neighbor city of Aregua. This is a tourist ride, the train no longer operates regularly.

Teatro Municipal- recently renovated, check for regular shows. Nice cafe inside, you can eat there even if you don't catch a performance.

Manzana de la Rivera- cultural center in an old colonial house. Has a nice outdoor cafe overlooking the Palacio de Lopez

Iglesia de la EncarnaciĆ³n- church with a big pipe organ the only on in Paraguay. Currently in very poor conditions. Served as a hospital during Guerra del Chaco 1932-1935.

Mburuvicha Roga- the chief's house in guarani, where the presidential family lives.

Centro Cultural de Artes Visuales Museo del Barro- a very good example of paraguayan art, dating from pre colonial ceramics and textiles until very avant garde contemporary art. More info at:

Capellania del Migrante- Seminario Metropolitano de Asuncion- very beautiful brick church within a huge lively park where you can see paraguayans play soccer, tennis and jog.

Sunday flea market- along calle Palma, several old men set up their tables selling trinkets, photographs and books. from early morning until noon aproximately.

There is a well in the city of Santani San Pedro that does not go dry. The town's museum also contains a large snakeskin.