Asuncion is the largest capital city of Paraguay. Juan De Ayolas, the Spanish conqueror, visited the city first on his way in the discovery of mines in Alto Peru which is presently called Bolivia.
Asuncion is one of the oldest cities in South America. The city has the principal port, and it is the chief and cultural center for the country. It is also called as “Mother of Cities” because the city is the longest populated area in Rio de la Plata Basin.
The city is situated on the hills of Paraguay River with an elevation height of 141 feet high above from the sea level with an area covering up to 117 square kilometers. It is the one best tourist spot in South America for contemporary and historical destinations and hence became all in one tourist destination site in Paraguay.
Weather in Asuncion
Asuncion has an excellent weather condition with a humid subtropical weather. The city has an average temperature varies from 23 °C to 25 °C throughout the year and with an annual precipitation 55 inches.
Asuncion has mainly two seasons i..e dry and wet seasons. The dry season starts from June to September and from the month of July rainy season starts. However, with pleasant humid climate drizzling during the summer makes the city beautiful. June and July are the best seasons to visit the city.
Tourist attractions in Asuncion
Asuncion being the capital city has world famous Museums namely Godoi Museum, the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes which is known for old paintings from the 19th century. The Church of La Encarnacion, the Metropolitan Cathedral and the National Pantheon of the Heroes, etc.The city has historical buildings with mesmerizing architecture showcasing the colonial culture.
Calle Palma is one of the main streets where several historical buildings, plazas, shops, restaurants and cafes are situated. Manzana de la Rivera is located in front of the Presidential Palace is the spot for old traditional home showcasing the structural evolution of the city.
Pinedo Shopping Mall and San Lorenzo Shopping mall are the latest and world class shopping malls located just nine kilometers from the city. La Galeria, constructed between the blue towers is the largest shopping mall in the country.
Football is the main sport for Paraguay. For soccer lovers, Paraguay is the best fun places to visit the football matches. Defensores del Chaco stadium is the main football stadium in the country.
The nightlife in the city revolves around neighborhoods of Manora and Las Carmelita’s night clubs and bars. Asuncion became the leading tourist spot in Paraguay with the best tourist places to visit in South America.
Accommodation in Asuncion
Asuncion is the vibrant cultural town in Paraguay with world-class hotels in the city serving the tourists and visitors round the clock. The resorts in the beaches are the best tourist attractions in Paraguay for moonlight dinners and night parties with mouth watering food for the tourists.