The city of Asuncion is the main tourist center and the capital of Paraguay. For tourists, this is, first of all, an interesting destination full of historic landmarks. Spanish colonizers founded this city in 1537, so tourists can still see beautiful churches of the colonial period, two old universities, and other unique architectural landmarks. The Paraguay River is situated not far from the capital. Fans of recreational activities in the open air enjoy strolling along the river’s bank.
The Cerro Corá National Park is the main natural landmark of the region. It was founded in 1976. The national park occupies an area of 5,500 hectares. This was one of the major battlefields during the Paraguay war. Nowadays, this is a peaceful place famous not only for its natural landmarks but also for historic attractions. In recent years, scientists discovered caves with ancient rock drawings, the age of which is more than 3,000 years.
If you like ruins and old constructions, don’t forget to visit Trinidad. During a walk along old streets of the town, tourists can see many interesting stone buildings, the age of which is more than several centuries. Experienced tourists recommend not hurrying and taking a stroll in Trinidad after sunset –the town looks particularly impressive at this time. The territory of Trinidad became a UNESCO World Heritage Site years ago.