Asunción is one of the oldest cities in South America, the capital of the Republic of Paraguay and the most populated city. Asunción is the city with the greatest cultural activity in Paraguay. Everything in its charming historic center is within walking distance.
The hospitable capital, a gateway to the plains of the Gran Chaco region, has been a center of music, poetry and visual arts for a long time. Among the must-see places, the most outstanding are the Panteón Nacional de los Héroes (Heroes National Pantheon), the Casa de la Independencia (House of Independence) and the Cathedral Nuestra Señora de la Asunción.
Asunción's Riverside Road and Walk is a long-standing project which was finally opened in 2013. The project has been long-awaited given that the city had characteristically turned its back on the river after the colonial times. Today, it becomes an iconic space for thousands of visitors to go sightseeing any day of the week.
Paraguayan typical food owes its origins to the native Guaraní cookery and the Spanish cuisine heritage incorporated during the colonization. It results from the mixture of Hispanic culinary techniques and the use of the native products as well as others incorporated and acclimatized by the Spanish.
In Asunción's restaurants, there's a wide variety; traditional dishes are normally served with a gourmet touch, adding ingredients to appeal to the more refined and demanding palates, or else with a special touch by the chef.