Print this trip dossier
Cookies

At Journey Latin America we use cookies to give you the best experience on our website. By continuing to browse, you accept that you are happy to receive all cookies on our website.
Find out more


Asuncion and the heartland: Walking tour of Asuncion

Visit Us

Walking tour of Asuncion

Asuncion’s historic core is small and compact so you’ll be able to see all the main sights on an enlightening walking tour.  Around the four central plazas a grid of lively, workaday streets reveals a clutch of historic landmarks which tell the eventful story of Paraguay's colonial past, as well as more recent, occasionally turbulent times.

Highlights are the old railway station, frozen in time since the late 1800s when British-built steam trains connected Asunción with the interior; the stately Panteón, where past heroes are interred; and the Casa de la Independencia, a modest colonial house where freedom from Spain was plotted.

Perched high above the Paraguay river, a sleepy tree-lined plaza links the strikingly simple white Cathedral with the beautiful rose-hued Cabildo, former seat of government. Elsewhere there are emblems of Paraguay's troubled political history: you’ll see The base of a destroyed statue of former dictator Alfredo Stroessner while in front of the Cabildo is a memorial to the events of the 1999 Marzo Paraguayo.

Our holidays including Walking tour of Asuncion

View all holidays
Jesuit Route - Trinidad

Signature Paraguay: The Missions and the Chaco

Private journey

12 days from £3,801pp

Tailor-made holiday

Speak to an expert Travel Consultant or send us your enquiry today.

Our specialists have been expertly crafting award-winning tailor-made holidays to Latin America for over 37 years.
We would be delighted to create a truly personalised trip which perfectly matches your wishes and requirements.

97% of our clients rated their experience with us as Excellent or Good.

Articles you may like

Browse our inspiration area of the site. It's packed with insider travel tips, Top5s, competitions, events, recipes and holiday ideas for Central and South America sure to whet your travel appetite.

More inspiration
Close

Sign up to our newsletter

Sign up to our twice monthly newsletter and be the first to know about our latest news, offer and competitions.

Sign up with...

Your email

Or...

Using a social account is fast and means you don't need to remember a password.

We never share your data either - see our terms & conditions

Facebook Connect

Remember, you can unsubscribe at any time.

To see how we take care of your data please review our Privacy Policy

Thanks for subscribing – we’ll be in touch!

You are not subscribed. Some error happened.

Share this Page

Social share page will open in new window

Page Full Path: /sitecore/content/JLA/Home/destinations/paraguay/places-to-visit/Asuncion-and-the-heartland/things-to-do/walking-tour-of-asuncion

Page ID: {E6025CB5-39A6-4363-B258-DC5143070270}

Page Name: walking-tour-of-asuncion

Page Display Name: Walking tour of Asuncion

Page Template Name: T012-Activity

Page Template ID: {1C3DC5E2-9625-40B4-8DA8-8DE959FA4ADF}

Parent ID: {1F759DD9-9F6A-4C01-8AB0-7463BB3E6839}

Parent Name: things-to-do

Parent Display Name: Things to do

Parent Template Name: T006-ThingsToDo-Place

Parent Template ID: {C7611AAD-8D6F-4D65-A35B-1EDD0CF924B0}