With a fascinating landscape iconic for its striking contrasts, Paraguay is a top destination in South America. Steeped in history and beautiful vistas, Paraguay should be top on the list for anyone heading to the continent.
There are a number of iconic landmarks that make the country a major draw. If you are planning a visit, make sure you check some of these top historic attractions during your stay.
Found in a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Iguazu Falls are an absolutely magnificent natural feature bordering on Paraguay, Brazil and Argentina. The falls are surrounded by lush green forest – the falls beauty is well recognised, making it a popular backdrop for many photographers and directors.
Panteon Nacional De Los Heroes
The Panteon Nacional De Los Heroes in Asuncion is a national monument that offers tourists a look back at the lifeline of Paraguay. The Pantheon’s plaza fills with vendors each day, all selling traditional Paraguayan items. Find pottery, bows and arrows, artworks and many other cultural items available for purchase. It’s a great place to spend the day if you’re looking to bring something back with you from your trip, or if you just want to immerse yourself in a thriving hub of the country’s culture.
Casa da la Independencia
Casa da la Independencia is a historical monument that celebrates Paraguay’s 1774 independence. Translated as “The House of Independence”, the building is renowned for its historical significance as well as its architectural supremacy. Paraguayans began their revolt against the Spaniards from this very place almost two hundred and fifty years ago.
Visitors can enjoy the museum inside the building which remains open and free until 6:30pm Monday through Saturday and from 8:00am until noon on Sundays.
La Santísima Trinidad de Paraná
The La Santísima Trinidad de Paraná in Itapúa is the ruins of a Paraguayan Jesuit mission. Built in 1706, the mission featured a beautiful church and other buildings featuring numerous, complex decorations. La Santísima Trinidad de Paraná is just one example of the many Jesuit Reductions – small colonies established by missionaries – throughout South America.
Spend your time in South America exploring Paraguay and the many historical, religious and natural landmarks that the country features. Get a taste for country and immerse yourself in its history – a trip to Paraguay should be a notable part of your itinerary. It’s an exciting and vibrant part of South America with plenty to offer travellers seeking out adventure.