Snaps in Asuncion

The capital of Paraguay, Asuncion, has small charms for the small number of visitors it gets. This photo gallery gives you a taste of the city centre.

Written by Michael Turtle

Michael Turtle is the founder of Time Travel Turtle. He has been a journalist for more than 20 years and has travelled the world full time since 2011.

Michael Turtle is the founder of Time Travel Turtle and has been travelling full time for a decade.

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Asuncion, Paraguay

If the countries of South America were humans, then poor Paraguay might have a complex.

It would be hard being ignored while your bigger neighbours – Brazil, Argentina and even Bolivia – get all the attention from the foreign tourists.

But that’s the way things have been for Paraguay for a long time and it doesn’t look like anything is going to change anytime soon.

In the capital, Asuncion, there has been very little effort on tourist infrastructure. But that doesn’t mean there’s nothing to see.

Like any capital, the seat of government brings with it a palace, a parliament, and a collection of patriotic monuments (albeit quite sparse).

In my opinion, it’s not worth spending too much time in Asuncion. There are very few ‘sights’; there is very little ‘culture’; there is hardly any ‘vibe’.

The true wonders of Paraguay are outside the cities in the rural areas with their hospitality and natural beauties.

So, to save you the effort of a trip to Asuncion let me share some of my favourite photos from the city.

Trust me – it’ll be just like you had actually been there.

Photos of Asuncion, Paraguay
Photos of Asuncion, Paraguay
Photos of Asuncion, Paraguay
Photos of Asuncion, Paraguay
Photos of Asuncion, Paraguay
Photos of Asuncion, Paraguay
Photos of Asuncion, Paraguay
Photos of Asuncion, Paraguay
Photos of Asuncion, Paraguay
Photos of Asuncion, Paraguay

13 thoughts on “Snaps in Asuncion”

  1. Nice to see another traveller visiting and getting to know Paraguay. Although we rushed through it, it did leave an impression on me. Not necessarily for its beauty or kind people, but more for its complex history and the isolated feeling. And yes, agreed, the beautiful spots are definitely outside Asuncion.

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    • I’m glad to hear you had a chance to check it out. You’re right about the complex history – although it’s one that not many people know much about. I think the locals are still feeling the effects, in many ways.

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  2. All the photographs are quite impressive to look. But i love the two soldiers photograph because there clothing style is pretty interesting. By the way thanks a lot Michael for such a lovely posting.

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