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Asuncion

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Introduction

Palacio do Gobierno

Palacio do Gobierno

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Asuncion is the capital and largest city in Paraguay with about 1,3 million people living in the city and 1,8 million in the metropolitan area. It is located in the south central part of the country, near the border with Argentina and it is one of the oldest cities in South America, with people living here since almost 500 years. The city is located on the banks of the Paraguay River which offers a natural beauty to the city with great urban landscapes. Not only does the city function as the administrative capital, it is also the cultural and economical hart of the country. It is a very charming city for travellers and apart from the sights, the city boasts a good tourist infrastructure with hotels and restaurants.

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Sights and Activities

  • Palacio de los Lopes (Presidential Palace)
  • Churches and Cathedral
  • Casa de la Independencia

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Weather

It is hot and humid year round with temperatures averaging almost 30 °C during the day and only just under 20 °C at night. In summer however, temperatures of 40 °C can make walking around almost unbearable. Most of the rain falls in the hotter summer months.

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Avg Max33.5 °C32.6 °C31.6 °C28.4 °C25 °C23.1 °C23.2 °C24.8 °C26.4 °C29.2 °C30.7 °C32.3 °C
Avg Min22.8 °C22.3 °C21.3 °C18.6 °C15.7 °C13.8 °C13.1 °C14.3 °C15.9 °C18.6 °C20.1 °C21.8 °C
Rainfall147.2 mm129.2 mm117.9 mm166 mm113.3 mm82.4 mm39.4 mm72.6 mm87.7 mm130.8 mm164.4 mm150.3 mm
Rain Days877877456888

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Getting There

By Plane

Silvio Pettirossi International Airport (ASU) receives almost every international flight and TAM Mercosur is the main airline. Destinations are mainly to neighbouring countries and include Sao Paulo, Buenos Aires, Montevideo Santiago de Chile and Cochabamba and Santa Cruz in Bolivia. Aerolíneas Argentinas and Gol fly there to from a few cities in Argentina and Brazil.
Asuncion's local bus line 30-A links the city center with the airport's terminal.

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Sleep

Budget

PropertyAddressTypePopularity
Apar-T-otel Porta WestfalicaDr. Camacho Dure 555 Villa AntelcoHotel-
Estancia Santa ClaraKilometro 141, Ruta 1Guesthouse-
Hotel WestfalenhausStgo.1°M Benitez 1577HOTEL-
Internacional Asuncion HotelAyolas 520Hotel-
Black Cat HostelEligio Ayala 129 between Yegros and IndependenciaHostel88
Aspen Apart HotelAyolas 581 esquina Gral. Díaz, MicrocentroHotel-
Palmas del Sol HotelAvenida España 202 c/ TacuaryHotel92
Hotel ChacoCaballero 285, Esquina Mariscal EstigarribiaHotel-
Portal del Sol HotelAvenida Denis Roa 1.455 c/ Santa TeresaHotel90
Asuncion Palace HotelColón 415 esq. EstrellaHotel88
Hotel Royal GardensAgustín Yegros 1203 Las CarmelitasHotel-
Granados Park HotelEstrella esq. 15 de Agosto CentroHotel-
Hotel La EspanolaLuis A. Herrera n 142 c/ YegrosHOTEL72
Cordoba HotelOliva 1275 c/ Don BoscoHotel80
Paraguay Hostel - AsunciónParis 1424HOSTEL-
Asuncion HostelMcal. Estigarribia 988 entre EEUU y TAcuaryHOSTEL-
Hotel Maison SuisseMalutin 482 / Bertoni y Del Maestro Barrio Villa Morra En AsuncionHOTEL-
El Jardin HostalAzara 941 Between Av. EEUU y TacuaryHOSTEL88
El Viajero Asuncion Hostel & SuitesCalle Alberdi 734HOSTEL80
Arandu Hostal15 de Agosto 783 casi HumaitaHOSTEL-
Circo HostelManuel Gondra E/ MCAL. LopezHOSTEL-
El NomadaCalle Iturbe 1156-1158HOSTEL-
Villa de MontfortTte. Rivas/ Esq. Julio Correa 15931728GUESTHOUSE-
Hostel NandepoaManuel Dominguez 489HOSTEL-

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Coordinates
  • Latitude: -25.300494
  • Longitude: -57.636231

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