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Filadelfia Travel Guide: 4 reviews and 8 photos

Mennonite Town

Filadelfia is in the heart of the Mennonite colonie in the Paraquayan Chaco. This village is very well self-supporting and has there own communication and transportation link to Asuncion.
There is a big supermarket (cooperativa) here, a small bookshop/library, a hotel and a small airport. The local restaurant is run by Paraquayos and is the only location you can get some alcoholic drinks.
This is a community that lives according its own religious rules. Church services are still in old-Dutch. The strange mixuture of German and Spanish can be found in the streetnames like Avenida Hindenburg.
The downside of this close community is the local nuthouse.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:A quiet spot to relax; far apart from the modern world
  • Cons:Dust or mud
  • In a nutshell:Interesting Mennonite settlement
  • Last visit to Filadelfia: Jan 1999
  • Intro Updated Nov 11, 2005
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  • DSwede's Profile Photo
    Mar 4, 2012 at 5:38 AM

    I'm in the early stages of planning a trip to Paraguay. Any advise on this or other small places would be appreciated. Is public transit sufficient?

  • cachaseiro's Profile Photo
    Jul 4, 2007 at 11:44 PM

    interesting to see that they actually have a hoptel in a mennonite town. the mennonites i came across in bolivia had no places to stay for outsiders in their villages. i think mainly bacause they did not want visitors.

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