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Walking tour of Asuncion
Visit on foot the highlights of colonial and contemporary 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.
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Hannah Waterhouse - Travel Consultant
Hannah had an early introduction to Latin America when her family moved to Ecuador and she returned to study in Buenos Aires for a year before backpacking across the continent.
Mary Anne Nelson - Travel Consultant
Born in the Atacama Desert in northern Chile, Mary’s insider knowledge and dry sense of humour make her a highly valued member of the Tailor-made team.
Paul Winrow-Giffin - Travel Consultant
After graduating in Computer Science, Paul spent seven months travelling from Colombia to Argentina and came home hooked on Latin America.
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Lina's passion for the continent where she was born really took off when she moved to Córdoba to study, spending the holidays travelling between Argentina and her native Colombia.
Evie Oswald - Travel Consultant
It’s hard to believe that Evie has had time to cram so much in to her life so far. Having lived as a child in the Americas and Europe she found herself immediately attracted to Latin America.
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Kathryn backpacked across Argentina, Chile, Bolivia and Peru before joining us. She has a degree in Philosophy and French and is a keen netball player.