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Asuncion (Departamento) Travel Guide: 162 reviews and 246 photos


Asuncion is the capital city of Paraguay in the heart of South America. It is located on the banks of the Rio Paraguay which borders Argentina.

Asuncion is quite an old city with many beautiful buildings in need of restoration. My first visit to this city was in March of 2002 for 3 weeks. I returned the next year to participate in an internship and lived there for nearly 5 months. In the space of that year I noticed a lot of improvements in the city center. However it definately has an older feel to it. This picture was taken from the balcony of my appartment when I lived there and is downtown Asuncion.

This is Plaza Uruguaya a park accross the street of my appartment. Quite a nice park during the daytime hours.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:relaxed lifestyle, friendly people, suns always out
  • Cons:get ready to sweat...really humid
  • In a nutshell:If you want an interesting, untouristy location.....this is it
  • Last visit to Asuncion (Departamento): Feb 2003
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Oct 26, 2006 at 9:06 AM

    actually, it's TERERE...

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    Apr 13, 2006 at 6:15 PM

    Hey Chris, Great pages on Bolivia & Paraguay, Now I have to go try taerae!

  • Kristina1701's Profile Photo
    Jul 17, 2004 at 2:05 PM

    nice page; beautiful sunset pics!

  • Luchonda's Profile Photo
    Jul 6, 2004 at 11:17 PM

    What nice sunset picturing ! great tips too !! The buildings remind me at Cuba/Habana Greetz

  • PA2AKgirl's Profile Photo
    Jun 21, 2004 at 9:25 PM

    Excellent tips. When I finally make it here (which I THINK will be later this year), I can tell I'm going to LOVE it! Thanks!

  • fool_moon's Profile Photo
    Jan 21, 2004 at 12:35 PM

    Thanks for reply. Great pics on your Asuncion page. Had to give some good ratings for being very helpfull!

  • lotharlerch's Profile Photo
    Jan 20, 2004 at 8:38 AM

    nice page. good info and pics

  • prleprle's Profile Photo
    Jan 20, 2004 at 8:24 AM

    Looks very charming and relaxing but... no trains? It seems that you lived there on the "high" level... nice view from the balcony!

  • andal13's Profile Photo
    Oct 15, 2003 at 9:15 PM

    Great page; Asunción, like the whole Latin American cities, has suffered a lot the consequences of the social and economical crisis... but it is still beautiful.

  • RORRO72's Profile Photo
    Sep 14, 2003 at 3:46 PM

    Your Palacio de Justicia is in fact Palacio de Gobierno (presidential palace). Was intended as a residence for Francisco Solano López. Begun in 1860 and not completed until 1892. Rest of the page is ok. Bye Rodrigo

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