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The Paraguay capital attracts visitors looking for good shopping options, the country's main tourist treasure. But all you need to do is wander a few blocks in the city center to be surprised by the colonial buildings overflowing with history and culture. Renowned restaurants and bars crowded with young people also welcome those visiting the city on the banks of the Paraguay River, home of the country's main port.
 

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Casa de la Independencia
Casa de la Independencia

Casa de la Independencia

It runs like a small museum, but the main attraction is actually the colonial house in which it's installed, the oldest in the capital. It was once used as the secret headquarters for the protagonists of the country's independence movement in 1811. These days, its displays items owned by Jesuits and religious pieces from the 17th century, as well as paintings, furniture and portraits from the era.

Address

14 de Mayo with Presidente Franco

Website

http://www.casadelaindependencia.org.py/

Centro Cultural Manzana de la Rivera
Centro Cultural Manzana de la Rivera

Centro Cultural Manzana de la Rivera

This cultural center is distributed throughout nine houses built at different times. At Casa Viola, the Museo Memoria de la Ciudad displays a panorama of Asunción's history, from the colonial period down to the present day, with maps, paintings, graphics and objects. It also has bars, restaurants, exhibitions and a library.

Address

Juan E. O'Leary

Website

http://www.mca.gov.py

Jardín Botánico
Jardín Botánico

Jardín Botánico

One of the capital's sources of oxygen, the Jardín Botánico also has a nursery, a vegetable garden and three museums: an indigenous museum, a historical museum and a natural history museum. The zoo contains over 70 species of mammals, birds and reptiles, and the museum of natural history is located inside a house that was once the country home of former president López. 

Address

Ruta Mcal. José F. Estigarribia

Website

http://www.mca.gov.py

Joais de Luque
Joais de Luque

Joais de Luque

This city located 12 km from Asunción is the right place to find filigree jewelry, made from the art of soldering thin threads into elaborate designs. Here, you'll find earrings, pendants, rings and lanyards of gold and silver produced with this technique. One of the most traditional shops in the city is the Galeria Topacio, located in front of Plaza Gral. Aquino.

Address

Avenida Gral. Aquino, 299

Website

http://www.infoluque.com/

Museo Cabildo
Museo Cabildo

Museo Cabildo

Also known as the Centro Cultural da República, the space was once home to Parliament and now displays ceramics, religious art and musical instruments. The seven rooms and auditorium unveil such themes as dance and indigenous culture and dance – one of which is home to the museum of clay, with pieces made out of the material by different tribes from the country.

 

Address

Avenida República y Alberdi

Website

http://www.cabildoccr.gov.py

Conmebol Museum
Conmebol Museum

Conmebol Museum

Nearby Asunción, in the vicinity of Luque International Airport, is the South American Museum of Soccer, located in the same area as the convention center and a modern hotel. It has around 1800 pieces on display and an authentic collection depicting the trajectory of world soccer's most renowned athletes. Take a guided tour, a veritable class on the sport in the South America. 

Address

Avenida Sudamericana 3104, Luque

Website

http://www.conmebol.com/es/content/la-casa-del-futbol-sudamericano-0

Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes

Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes

It features sculptures and ceramic pieces by Paraguayan artists, as well as collections of furniture and old coins. The permanent collection contains works once owned by Juan Silvano Godoy, a renowned Paraguayan intellectual. The paintings section is comprised of many works by Paraguayan artists as well as painters from Argentina, Spain, France, Uruguay, Italy and Brazil.

 

Address

Eligio Ayala, 1345

Website

http://www.cultura.gov.py

Palacio López
Palacio López

Palacio López

The luxurious mansion with its lovely Neoclassical architecture ranks among the most emblematic buildings in the capital, home to the official office of the Paraguayan government. Visits are only allowed on Sundays.

Address

Paraguayo Independiente

Website

http://presidencia.gov.py/

Tren del Lago
Tren del Lago

Tren del Lago

On Saturdays and Sundays, it runs a course that begins at Estación Botánico and continues to the cities of Luque and Areguá, two traditional centers for arts and crafts. The train cars feature characters from the past entertaining passengers with fun theater that harks back to the city's history and folklore performances.

Address

Eligio Ayala with Mexico

Website

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Museo del Barro
Museo del Barro

Museo del Barro

Pride of the Paraguayan people and quite beloved by all who visit the city, this museum has a collection of almost 2000 pieces made of clay and produced by different indigenous groups. Museo del Barro also has works made by artists from Uruguay, other Latin American countries and Spain. Since it's located outside of the regular tourist circuit, it's a good idea to print out a map or mark the address on an app on your smartphone so you'll be able to find it easily.

Address

Grabadores Del Cabichuí, 2716, San Jorge

Website

http://www.museodelbarro.org/

Panteón Nacional de los Héroes
Panteón Nacional de los Héroes

Panteón Nacional de los Héroes

Originally a catholic church, the imposing structure is one of the city's landmarks, standing as an homage to the heroes in these conflicts. It contains the tomb of Francisco Solano López, the president responsible for its construction and an important figure in the nation's history.

Address

Chile, Plaza de los Héroes, Catedral

Website

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Costanera
Costanera

Costanera

Flanking the Paraguay River at the Bay of Asunción, this pathway is entirely accompanied by a promenade where people go to jog and walk. The beach is one of the most attractive locale, where you can go to enjoy the sunset. You can also rent bike and rollerblades at different spots.

Address

Av. Costanera José Asunción Flores, Bahía de Asunción

Website

https://www.facebook.com/Costanera-Asunci%C3%B3n-514594878552851/

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Casa de la Independencia

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Casa de la Independencia

Casa de la Independencia

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  • It runs like a small museum, but the main attraction is actually the colonial house in which it's installed, the oldest in the capital. It was once used as the secret headquarters for the protagonists of the country's independence movement in 1811. These days, its displays items owned by Jesuits and religious pieces from the 17th century, as well as paintings, furniture and portraits from the era.

  • Address

    14 de Mayo with Presidente Franco

  • Website

    http://www.casadelaindependencia.org.py/

  • Tags

    BUDGET, FAMILY, FIRST TIME, HOT WEATHER, COLD WEATHER, RUSTIC, CULTURE, MUSEUM, GALLERY, ARCHITECTURE

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Centro Cultural Manzana de la Rivera

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Centro Cultural Manzana de la Rivera

Centro Cultural Manzana de la Rivera

foto: SENATUR
  • This cultural center is distributed throughout nine houses built at different times. At Casa Viola, the Museo Memoria de la Ciudad displays a panorama of Asunción's history, from the colonial period down to the present day, with maps, paintings, graphics and objects. It also has bars, restaurants, exhibitions and a library.

  • Address

    Juan E. O'Leary

  • Website

    http://www.mca.gov.py

  • Tags

    FAMILY, FIRST TIME, ROMANTIC, SENIOR, SINGLE, HOT WEATHER, COLD WEATHER, OUTDOORS, RUSTIC, CULTURE

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Jardín Botánico

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Jardín Botánico

Jardín Botánico

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  • One of the capital's sources of oxygen, the Jardín Botánico also has a nursery, a vegetable garden and three museums: an indigenous museum, a historical museum and a natural history museum. The zoo contains over 70 species of mammals, birds and reptiles, and the museum of natural history is located inside a house that was once the country home of former president López. 

  • Address

    Ruta Mcal. José F. Estigarribia

  • Website

    http://www.mca.gov.py

  • Tags

    BUDGET, FAMILY, FIRST TIME, SENIOR, SINGLE, HOT WEATHER, COLD WEATHER, OUTDOORS, NATURE, CULTURE

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Joais de Luque

Photograph: SENATUR
Joais de Luque

Joais de Luque

foto: SENATUR
  • This city located 12 km from Asunción is the right place to find filigree jewelry, made from the art of soldering thin threads into elaborate designs. Here, you'll find earrings, pendants, rings and lanyards of gold and silver produced with this technique. One of the most traditional shops in the city is the Galeria Topacio, located in front of Plaza Gral. Aquino.

  • Address

    Avenida Gral. Aquino, 299

  • Website

    http://www.infoluque.com/

  • Tags

    ROMANTIC, SENIOR, SINGLE, HOT WEATHER, COLD WEATHER, LUXURY, SHOPPING, CULTURE, ART &amp; DESIGN, AIR-CONDITIONED

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Museo Cabildo

Photograph: SENATUR
Museo Cabildo

Museo Cabildo

foto: SENATUR
  • Also known as the Centro Cultural da República, the space was once home to Parliament and now displays ceramics, religious art and musical instruments. The seven rooms and auditorium unveil such themes as dance and indigenous culture and dance – one of which is home to the museum of clay, with pieces made out of the material by different tribes from the country.

     

  • Address

    Avenida República y Alberdi

  • Website

    http://www.cabildoccr.gov.py

  • Tags

    BUDGET, FAMILY, FIRST TIME, SENIOR, SINGLE, HOT WEATHER, COLD WEATHER, RUSTIC, CULTURE, CULTURAL CENTER

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Conmebol Museum

Photograph: SENATUR
Conmebol Museum

Conmebol Museum

foto: SENATUR
  • Nearby Asunción, in the vicinity of Luque International Airport, is the South American Museum of Soccer, located in the same area as the convention center and a modern hotel. It has around 1800 pieces on display and an authentic collection depicting the trajectory of world soccer's most renowned athletes. Take a guided tour, a veritable class on the sport in the South America. 

  • Address

    Avenida Sudamericana 3104, Luque

  • Website

    http://www.conmebol.com/es/content/la-casa-del-futbol-sudamericano-0

  • Tags

    BUDGET, FAMILY, HOT WEATHER, COLD WEATHER, SPORTS, MUSEUM, PARKING, AIR-CONDITIONED, FREE, CREDIT CARDS

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Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes

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Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes

Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes

foto: divulgacao
  • It features sculptures and ceramic pieces by Paraguayan artists, as well as collections of furniture and old coins. The permanent collection contains works once owned by Juan Silvano Godoy, a renowned Paraguayan intellectual. The paintings section is comprised of many works by Paraguayan artists as well as painters from Argentina, Spain, France, Uruguay, Italy and Brazil.

     

  • Address

    Eligio Ayala, 1345

  • Website

    http://www.cultura.gov.py

  • Tags

    BUDGET, FAMILY, FIRST TIME, SINGLE, HOT WEATHER, COLD WEATHER, CULTURE, MUSEUM, GALLERY, PARKING

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Palacio López

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Palacio López

Palacio López

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  • The luxurious mansion with its lovely Neoclassical architecture ranks among the most emblematic buildings in the capital, home to the official office of the Paraguayan government. Visits are only allowed on Sundays.

  • Address

    Paraguayo Independiente

  • Website

    http://presidencia.gov.py/

  • Tags

    FAMILY, FIRST TIME, SENIOR, SINGLE, HOT WEATHER, COLD WEATHER, OUTDOORS, CULTURE, MONUMENT, HISTORY

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Tren del Lago

Photograph: SENATUR
Tren del Lago

Tren del Lago

foto: SENATUR
  • On Saturdays and Sundays, it runs a course that begins at Estación Botánico and continues to the cities of Luque and Areguá, two traditional centers for arts and crafts. The train cars feature characters from the past entertaining passengers with fun theater that harks back to the city's history and folklore performances.

  • Address

    Eligio Ayala with Mexico

  • Website

    --

  • Tags

    BUDGET, FAMILY, FIRST TIME, ROMANTIC, SENIOR, SINGLE, HOT WEATHER, COLD WEATHER, OUTDOORS, NATURE

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Museo del Barro

Photograph: Fernando-Allen
Museo del Barro

Museo del Barro

foto: Fernando-Allen
  • Pride of the Paraguayan people and quite beloved by all who visit the city, this museum has a collection of almost 2000 pieces made of clay and produced by different indigenous groups. Museo del Barro also has works made by artists from Uruguay, other Latin American countries and Spain. Since it's located outside of the regular tourist circuit, it's a good idea to print out a map or mark the address on an app on your smartphone so you'll be able to find it easily.

  • Address

    Grabadores Del Cabichuí, 2716, San Jorge

  • Website

    http://www.museodelbarro.org/

  • Tags

    FAMILY, SENIORS, FREE, BUDGET, CULTURE, MUSEUM, SAN JORGE

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Panteón Nacional de los Héroes

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Panteón Nacional de los Héroes

Panteón Nacional de los Héroes

foto: Don-Mammoser-BARRA-Shutterstock
  • Originally a catholic church, the imposing structure is one of the city's landmarks, standing as an homage to the heroes in these conflicts. It contains the tomb of Francisco Solano López, the president responsible for its construction and an important figure in the nation's history.

  • Address

    Chile, Plaza de los Héroes, Catedral

  • Website

    --

  • Tags

    FAMILY, SENIORS, CULTURE, MONUMENT, ARCHITECTURE, DAY TRIP IN THE CITY

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Costanera

Photograph: SENATUR
Costanera

Costanera

foto: SENATUR
  • Flanking the Paraguay River at the Bay of Asunción, this pathway is entirely accompanied by a promenade where people go to jog and walk. The beach is one of the most attractive locale, where you can go to enjoy the sunset. You can also rent bike and rollerblades at different spots.

  • Address

    Av. Costanera José Asunción Flores, Bahía de Asunción

  • Website

    https://www.facebook.com/Costanera-Asunci%C3%B3n-514594878552851/

  • Tags

    FAMILY, SINGLES, SENIORS, ROMANTIC, SPORTS, OUTDOORS, SUNSET, BAHÍA DE ASUNCIÓN

Bellini
Bellini

Bellini

This chain restaurant allows customers to pick the pasta, sauce and other ingredients in their dish. The recipe has been so successful that the franchise now has five locations in the city, three of which are in shopping malls. The street-level restaurants, one in Palma and another in Carmelita, have kitchens that are open to visitors, who can watch the dishes being prepared.

 

Address

Calle Palma with 14 de Mayo

Website

https://www.facebook.com/belliniparaguay/

Bolsi
Bolsi

Bolsi

A combination of bar, restaurant and candy shop, Bolsi is open 24 hours a day, and has one of the most diverse menus in the country, created to serve each meal of the day. The most popular orders are the beef croquete served with caipirinha and the surubí a la teja – fish served on a ceramic pot, stewed in a well-seasoned fish broth.

Address

Estrella 399, corner with Alberdi

Website

http://www.bolsi.com.py

La Cabrera
La Cabrera

La Cabrera

Opened in 2013, this original Argentine restaurant specializes in beef. In addition to serving the best parrilla, imported from Buenos Aires, they serve some innovative dishes at friendly prices. The comfortable, family atmosphere has a décor wich  features wood, glass and stone motifs combining classical and modern.

 

Address

Santa Teresa 2795 with Coronel Cabrera

Website

https://www.facebook.com/LaCabreraParaguay

Mburicao
Mburicao

Mburicao

The house serves such dishes as shrimp risotto, but the homemade pasta is its strong suit. French and Italian cooking are combined with Paraguayan flavors in a sophisticated atmosphere, with Koki Ruiz's paintings adorning the walls. The large dining room has a view of the garden and welcomes customers with a soundtrack of ambient music.

Address

Prof. Antonio Riobó with Chaco Boreal

Website

http://www.mburicao.com

Paulista Grill
Paulista Grill

Paulista Grill

VIPs rooms and a special area for kids are some of the perks at this Brazilian steakhouse. It has a buffet with hot dishes, pasta, fish and feijoada, as well as salads, desserts and lots of meat options, from the succulent rump cover steak to pork chops. On Sundays, the house serves paella.

 

Address

Avenida San Martín with Mcal. López

Website

http://www.paulistagrill.com.py

Sukiyaki
Sukiyaki

Sukiyaki

This famous Japanese restaurant offers prompt service and generous dishes. The atmosphere is plain, but the food is top quality. The freshness of the house's sushi makes it quite popular, but you should also try some of the foods served on hot grills. As one might expect at a typical Japanese eatery, the sukiyaki is also prepared right at the table.

Address

Constituición 763 with Herrera

Website

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Taberna Española
Taberna Española

Taberna Española

Opened in 1985, this Spanish restaurant is known for its house specialty, paella — with nine variations on the menu, including a vegetarian version. The décor features seashell mobiles and empty bottles hanging from the ceiling and walls covered in proverbs and quotes from great authors. Cigarettes (and cigars) are also on the menu.

Address

Ayolas 631

Website

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Uvaterra
Uvaterra

Uvaterra

The good wine selection is handled by the owners, who are also sommeliers. A tasty glass of wine is always welcome inside the restaurant's cozy, romantic setting. The menu boasts fine steak cuts, various options of sorubim, a fish typical of the rivers of Paraguay, as well as seafood and pasta dishes, not to mention deserts from all over the world.

 

Address

Ocampos Lanzóni 171, corner with Guido Spano, Villa Morra  

Website

http://www.uvaterra.com

Veranda
Veranda

Veranda

One of six restaurants at the Asunción Yacht and Golf Club, located by the riverbank, the elegant Veranda is in front of a huge swimming pool as well as the river. The house serves some delicious salmon dishes and top-notch international recipes, and also has a snack bar that's open all day. The restaurant only opens at night.

 

Address

Avenida del Yacht 11

Website

http://www.resortyacht.com.py/restaurantes.php/?#rest_4

Ña Eustaquia
Ña Eustaquia

Ña Eustaquia

The house's strong suit is its selection of juices and smoothies made with fresh fruits. They also serve traditional dishes, snacks, soups and desserts. The prices are accessible and the staff is friendly.

Address

Molas Lopéz, 2125, Catedral

Website

http://www.naeustaquia.com.py/

Bar San Roque
Bar San Roque

Bar San Roque

One of the oldest restaurant in town, is installed in a historic mansion. Try one of the great hake entrées, served with ingredients grown at the farm owned by the family that runs the establishment. The wine list also deserves some special attention.

Address

Eligio Ayala com Tacuary, Catedral

Website

https://www.facebook.com/barsanroquepy

Talleyeand
Talleyeand

Talleyeand

It started out as a French restaurant, but little by little diversified its menu and started also serving Spanish recipes. Though it has two spacious affiliates, one in the city center and another at Shopping del Sol, the restaurant is usually packed, especially on weekends. The menu's highlights are duck with orange and the surubí, a typical fish from Paraguay, served with roquefort cheese.

Address

Mcal. Estigarribia, Catedral

Website

http://talleyrand.com.py/

Lido Bar
Lido Bar

Lido Bar

One of the best places to try some typical Paraguayan food, Lido Bar is located in front of Panteón and its sidewalk tables enjoy a view of the famous tourist sight. If you don't have time to try the traditional Paraguayan soup and the milanesa, have a quick empanada at the counter.

Address

Chie, Catedral

Website

http://lidobar.com.py/

Cafe Literario
Cafe Literario

Cafe Literario

The right place if you're looking to enjoy some leisurely reading. As the name suggests, this cafe has books galore. Charming and rustic, it's decorated with vintage furniture and old movie posters, which help to effect the cozy atmosphere. The mood is even better on nights which feature live performances by jazz bands.

Address

Mariscal Estigarribia, 456, Catedral

Website

https://www.facebook.com/elcafeliterario

El Mercadito
El Mercadito

El Mercadito

The restaurant has become a favorite of residents and visitors alike - so be sure to make reservations in advance or get there early. With a ranch motif in décor, it has a rustic atmosphere. The eclectic menu's main highlights are dishes made with lamb, the house specialty.  

Address

Alberto de Souza com Cruz del Defensor, Recoleta

Website

https://www.facebook.com/MercaditoGourmetPy

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Bellini

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Bellini
Photograph: iStock_51137798

Bellini

  • This chain restaurant allows customers to pick the pasta, sauce and other ingredients in their dish. The recipe has been so successful that the franchise now has five locations in the city, three of which are in shopping malls. The street-level restaurants, one in Palma and another in Carmelita, have kitchens that are open to visitors, who can watch the dishes being prepared.

     

  • Address

    Calle Palma with 14 de Mayo

  • Website

    https://www.facebook.com/belliniparaguay/

  • Tags

    BUDGET, FAMILY, FIRST TIME, LGBT, SENIOR, SINGLE, HOT WEATHER, COLD WEATHER, OUTDOORS, CUISINE

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Bolsi

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Bolsi
Photograph: iStock_72269423

Bolsi

  • A combination of bar, restaurant and candy shop, Bolsi is open 24 hours a day, and has one of the most diverse menus in the country, created to serve each meal of the day. The most popular orders are the beef croquete served with caipirinha and the surubí a la teja – fish served on a ceramic pot, stewed in a well-seasoned fish broth.

  • Address

    Estrella 399, corner with Alberdi

  • Website

    http://www.bolsi.com.py

  • Tags

    BUDGET, BUSINESS, FAMILY, FIRST TIME, LGBT, ROMANTIC, SENIOR, SINGLE, HOT WEATHER, COLD WEATHER

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La Cabrera

Photograph: Divulgacao
La Cabrera
Photograph: Divulgacao

La Cabrera

  • Opened in 2013, this original Argentine restaurant specializes in beef. In addition to serving the best parrilla, imported from Buenos Aires, they serve some innovative dishes at friendly prices. The comfortable, family atmosphere has a décor wich  features wood, glass and stone motifs combining classical and modern.

     

  • Address

    Santa Teresa 2795 with Coronel Cabrera

  • Website

    https://www.facebook.com/LaCabreraParaguay

  • Tags

    BUSINESS, FAMILY, FIRST TIME, ROMANTIC, SENIOR, SINGLE, HOT WEATHER, COLD WEATHER, CUISINE, ARGENTINE

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Mburicao

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Mburicao
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Mburicao

  • The house serves such dishes as shrimp risotto, but the homemade pasta is its strong suit. French and Italian cooking are combined with Paraguayan flavors in a sophisticated atmosphere, with Koki Ruiz's paintings adorning the walls. The large dining room has a view of the garden and welcomes customers with a soundtrack of ambient music.

  • Address

    Prof. Antonio Riobó with Chaco Boreal

  • Website

    http://www.mburicao.com

  • Tags

    BUSINESS, FAMILY, FIRST TIME, ROMANTIC, SENIOR, SINGLE, HOT WEATHER, COLD WEATHER, CUISINE, TRADITIONAL DECOR

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Paulista Grill

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Paulista Grill
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Paulista Grill

  • VIPs rooms and a special area for kids are some of the perks at this Brazilian steakhouse. It has a buffet with hot dishes, pasta, fish and feijoada, as well as salads, desserts and lots of meat options, from the succulent rump cover steak to pork chops. On Sundays, the house serves paella.

     

  • Address

    Avenida San Martín with Mcal. López

  • Website

    http://www.paulistagrill.com.py

  • Tags

    FAMILY, FIRST TIME, SENIOR, SINGLE, HOT WEATHER, COLD WEATHER, INDOOR, CUISINE, BRAZILIAN, PARKING

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Sukiyaki

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Sukiyaki
Photograph: iStock_99979913

Sukiyaki

  • This famous Japanese restaurant offers prompt service and generous dishes. The atmosphere is plain, but the food is top quality. The freshness of the house's sushi makes it quite popular, but you should also try some of the foods served on hot grills. As one might expect at a typical Japanese eatery, the sukiyaki is also prepared right at the table.

  • Address

    Constituición 763 with Herrera

  • Website

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  • Tags

    FAMILY, FIRST TIME, ROMANTIC, SENIOR, SINGLE, HOT WEATHER, COLD WEATHER, CUISINE, JAPANESE, SEAFOOD

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Taberna Española

Photograph: Divulgacao
Taberna Española
Photograph: Divulgacao

Taberna Española

  • Opened in 1985, this Spanish restaurant is known for its house specialty, paella — with nine variations on the menu, including a vegetarian version. The décor features seashell mobiles and empty bottles hanging from the ceiling and walls covered in proverbs and quotes from great authors. Cigarettes (and cigars) are also on the menu.

  • Address

    Ayolas 631

  • Website

    --

  • Tags

    BUSINESS, FAMILY, FIRST TIME, LGBT, ROMANTIC, SENIOR, SINGLE, COLD WEATHER, HOT WEATHER, OUTDOOR TABLES

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Uvaterra

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Uvaterra
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Uvaterra

  • The good wine selection is handled by the owners, who are also sommeliers. A tasty glass of wine is always welcome inside the restaurant's cozy, romantic setting. The menu boasts fine steak cuts, various options of sorubim, a fish typical of the rivers of Paraguay, as well as seafood and pasta dishes, not to mention deserts from all over the world.

     

  • Address

    Ocampos Lanzóni 171, corner with Guido Spano, Villa Morra  

  • Website

    http://www.uvaterra.com

  • Tags

    BUSINESS, FAMILY, FIRST TIME, LGBT, ROMANTIC, SENIOR, SINGLE, OUTDOOR TABLES, AIR-CONDITIONED, CREDIT CARDS

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Veranda

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Veranda
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Veranda

  • One of six restaurants at the Asunción Yacht and Golf Club, located by the riverbank, the elegant Veranda is in front of a huge swimming pool as well as the river. The house serves some delicious salmon dishes and top-notch international recipes, and also has a snack bar that's open all day. The restaurant only opens at night.

     

  • Address

    Avenida del Yacht 11

  • Website

    http://www.resortyacht.com.py/restaurantes.php/?#rest_4

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    BUSINESS, FAMILY, FIRST TIME, ROMANTIC, SENIOR, SINGLE, HOT WEATHER, COLD WEATHER, INDOOR, OUTDOORS

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Ña Eustaquia

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Ña Eustaquia
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Ña Eustaquia

  • The house's strong suit is its selection of juices and smoothies made with fresh fruits. They also serve traditional dishes, snacks, soups and desserts. The prices are accessible and the staff is friendly.

  • Address

    Molas Lopéz, 2125, Catedral

  • Website

    http://www.naeustaquia.com.py/

  • Tags

    FAMILY, SINGLES, LOCAL, BUDGET, CUISINE, CATEDRAL

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Bar San Roque

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Bar San Roque
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Bar San Roque

  • One of the oldest restaurant in town, is installed in a historic mansion. Try one of the great hake entrées, served with ingredients grown at the farm owned by the family that runs the establishment. The wine list also deserves some special attention.

  • Address

    Eligio Ayala com Tacuary, Catedral

  • Website

    https://www.facebook.com/barsanroquepy

  • Tags

    FAMILY, SENIORS, LOCAL, MEAT, SEAFOOD, CUISINE, WINE LIST, CATEDRAL

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Talleyeand

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Talleyeand
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Talleyeand

  • It started out as a French restaurant, but little by little diversified its menu and started also serving Spanish recipes. Though it has two spacious affiliates, one in the city center and another at Shopping del Sol, the restaurant is usually packed, especially on weekends. The menu's highlights are duck with orange and the surubí, a typical fish from Paraguay, served with roquefort cheese.

  • Address

    Mcal. Estigarribia, Catedral

  • Website

    http://talleyrand.com.py/

  • Tags

    FAMILY, SINGLES, SENIORS, CUISINE, FRENCH, SPANISH, MEAT, SEAFOOD, CATEDRAL, WINE LIST

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Lido Bar

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Lido Bar
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Lido Bar

  • One of the best places to try some typical Paraguayan food, Lido Bar is located in front of Panteón and its sidewalk tables enjoy a view of the famous tourist sight. If you don't have time to try the traditional Paraguayan soup and the milanesa, have a quick empanada at the counter.

  • Address

    Chie, Catedral

  • Website

    http://lidobar.com.py/

  • Tags

    SINGLES, SENIORS, LOCAL, URUGUAYAN, OUTDOOR TABLES, INDOOR TABLES, WITH A VIEW, CUISINE, CATEDRAL

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Cafe Literario

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Cafe Literario
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Cafe Literario

  • The right place if you're looking to enjoy some leisurely reading. As the name suggests, this cafe has books galore. Charming and rustic, it's decorated with vintage furniture and old movie posters, which help to effect the cozy atmosphere. The mood is even better on nights which feature live performances by jazz bands.

  • Address

    Mariscal Estigarribia, 456, Catedral

  • Website

    https://www.facebook.com/elcafeliterario

  • Tags

    SINGLES, SENIORS, LIVE MUSIC, JAZZ, COFFEE, CUISINE, CATEDRAL

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El Mercadito

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El Mercadito
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El Mercadito

  • The restaurant has become a favorite of residents and visitors alike - so be sure to make reservations in advance or get there early. With a ranch motif in décor, it has a rustic atmosphere. The eclectic menu's main highlights are dishes made with lamb, the house specialty.  

  • Address

    Alberto de Souza com Cruz del Defensor, Recoleta

  • Website

    https://www.facebook.com/MercaditoGourmetPy

  • Tags

    SINGLES, SENIORS, MEAT, CUISINE, RECOLETA

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Tierra Colorada Gastro
Tierra Colorada Gastro

Tierra Colorada Gastro

Upscale cuisine inspired by typical Paraguayan dishes, a mixture of European and South American recipes, with plenty of manioc, all combined in a seasonal menu. Try the salmon with vegetables or the pork chops, with a selection from the excellent wine list. The decorations incorporate elements of wood, glass and plenty of green, making the atmosphere an inviting locale for a late afternoon followed by a dinner.

 

Address

Avenida Santíssima Trinidad with Teniente Fernández

Website

http://www.tierracoloradagastro.com

Astoria Bierhaus
Astoria Bierhaus

Astoria Bierhaus

This is one place where they take fun seriously: the snacks are served in generous portions, most of them are fried, and the beer menu is one of the most extensive in town – including an artisanal brand. For lunch, the space also serves hefty dishes of pasta and beef recipes.

 

Address

Avenida España, 1343

Website

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Britannia Pub
Britannia Pub

Britannia Pub

Known as the Brit by regulars, this bar welcomes an eclectic crowd of young people and adults who enjoy 1980s rock music. On select days, the staff raffles a value in prizes. Anyone looking to play a game can just request one from the staff – they have dominoes, poker and queens, just to name a few.

Address

Cerro Corá, 851

Website

http://www.britannia-pub.com

Asunción Casino and Morena Bar
Asunción Casino and Morena Bar

Asunción Casino and Morena Bar

Like any good casino, they have blackjack, slot machines, roulette and poker. Adjacent to the house is the Morena Bar, which has a varied menu.

 

Address

Avenida España with Sacramento

Website

http://www.casinodeasuncion.com.py

Coyote
Coyote

Coyote

Since 1995, this dance club with three settings has been specializing in techno, lounge music and Latin rhythms. Its dance floors feature thematic parties each night. Coyote also has a bar, a lounge and a bowling alley.

 

Address

Mariscal Antonio Jose Sucre, 1655

Website

http://www.coyote.com.py

Faces
Faces

Faces

This nightclub has a capacity for up to 4000 people on its three floors, outdoor patio, two VIP sections and lounge. Luxury and ostentation are two of the trademarks of the parties here.

Address

Mcal Lopez with Insaurralde

Website

http://www.faces.com.py

Kilkenny Irish Pub
Kilkenny Irish Pub

Kilkenny Irish Pub

This pub has great beer options which go well with the classic rock soundtrack. The chef suggests three menu items: the rump cover steak in Guinness sauce, the Caesar salad and the grilled chicken with honey mustard. The drink options include Baileys, daiquiris, martinis, wine, cocktails and, of course, beer and whiskey.

 

Address

Avenida España, 1.272

Website

https://www.facebook.com/pg/kilkenny.irishpub/

Paseo Carmelitas
Paseo Carmelitas

Paseo Carmelitas

A center for entertainment and food, this complex is home to five pubs, six restaurants and a beauty salon in a space that occupies an entire block on Avenida España. The thing here is to go bar-hopping after 10 p.m., trying different snacks and brands of beer.

 

Address

Avenida España, 1.272

Website

https://www.paseocarmelitas.com.py

Pirata Bar
Pirata Bar

Pirata Bar

Located near the Palácio de López, this bar with capacity for over 2000 people first opened in 1997. Divided into three settings, it has an outdoor patio, a VIP box and a terrace overlooking Asunción Bay. The decorations are pirate-themed – of course!

Address

Ayolas with Benjamin Constant

Website

https://www.facebook.com/Pirata-Bar-144100725620981/

El Poniente
El Poniente

El Poniente

Installed in a historic mansion, the place is entirely decorated with colorful graffiti. Crowds of young people on the street after dark get large, especially on weekends. In addition to its quality sandwiches and drinks, the bar also has great parties and live shows.   

Address

Montevideo com Palma, Catedral

Website

https://www.facebook.com/elponiente2.0

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Tierra Colorada Gastro

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Tierra Colorada Gastro
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Tierra Colorada Gastro

  • Upscale cuisine inspired by typical Paraguayan dishes, a mixture of European and South American recipes, with plenty of manioc, all combined in a seasonal menu. Try the salmon with vegetables or the pork chops, with a selection from the excellent wine list. The decorations incorporate elements of wood, glass and plenty of green, making the atmosphere an inviting locale for a late afternoon followed by a dinner.

     

  • Address

    Avenida Santíssima Trinidad with Teniente Fernández

  • Website

    http://www.tierracoloradagastro.com

  • Tags

    BUSINESS, FAMILY, FIRST TIME, ROMANTIC, SENIOR, SINGLE, HOT WEATHER, COLD WEATHER, CUISINE, PET-FRIENDLY

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Astoria Bierhaus

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Astoria Bierhaus
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Astoria Bierhaus

  • This is one place where they take fun seriously: the snacks are served in generous portions, most of them are fried, and the beer menu is one of the most extensive in town – including an artisanal brand. For lunch, the space also serves hefty dishes of pasta and beef recipes.

     

  • Address

    Avenida España, 1343

  • Website

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  • Tags

    SENIOR, SINGLE, HOT WEATHER, COLD WEATHER, NIGHTLIFE, NIGHTCLUB, BAR, PUB, ROCK, FOOD MENU

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Britannia Pub

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Britannia Pub
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Britannia Pub

  • Known as the Brit by regulars, this bar welcomes an eclectic crowd of young people and adults who enjoy 1980s rock music. On select days, the staff raffles a value in prizes. Anyone looking to play a game can just request one from the staff – they have dominoes, poker and queens, just to name a few.

  • Address

    Cerro Corá, 851

  • Website

    http://www.britannia-pub.com

  • Tags

    SINGLE, HOT WEATHER, COLD WEATHER, OUTDOORS, NIGHTLIFE, NIGHTCLUB, PUB, ROCK, SNACKS, TRADITIONAL DECOR

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Asunción Casino and Morena Bar

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Asunción Casino and Morena Bar
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Asunción Casino and Morena Bar

  • Like any good casino, they have blackjack, slot machines, roulette and poker. Adjacent to the house is the Morena Bar, which has a varied menu.

     

  • Address

    Avenida España with Sacramento

  • Website

    http://www.casinodeasuncion.com.py

  • Tags

    SENIOR, SINGLE, HOT WEATHER, COLD WEATHER, NIGHTLIFE, BAR, WINE LIST, COCKTAILS, BEER, SNACKS

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Coyote

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Coyote
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Coyote

  • Since 1995, this dance club with three settings has been specializing in techno, lounge music and Latin rhythms. Its dance floors feature thematic parties each night. Coyote also has a bar, a lounge and a bowling alley.

     

  • Address

    Mariscal Antonio Jose Sucre, 1655

  • Website

    http://www.coyote.com.py

  • Tags

    LGBT, SINGLE, HOT WEATHER, COLD WEATHER, NIGHTLIFE, NIGHTCLUB, BAR, LOUNGE, PUB, ELECTRONIC MUSIC

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Faces

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Faces
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Faces

  • This nightclub has a capacity for up to 4000 people on its three floors, outdoor patio, two VIP sections and lounge. Luxury and ostentation are two of the trademarks of the parties here.

  • Address

    Mcal Lopez with Insaurralde

  • Website

    http://www.faces.com.py

  • Tags

    HOT WEATHER, COLD WEATHER, NIGHTLIFE, NIGHTCLUB, BAR, ELECTRONIC , MUSIC, POP, COCKTAILS, SINGLE

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Kilkenny Irish Pub

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Kilkenny Irish Pub
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Kilkenny Irish Pub

  • This pub has great beer options which go well with the classic rock soundtrack. The chef suggests three menu items: the rump cover steak in Guinness sauce, the Caesar salad and the grilled chicken with honey mustard. The drink options include Baileys, daiquiris, martinis, wine, cocktails and, of course, beer and whiskey.

     

  • Address

    Avenida España, 1.272

  • Website

    https://www.facebook.com/pg/kilkenny.irishpub/

  • Tags

    FIRST TIME, LGBT, SINGLE, HOT WEATHER, COLD WEATHER, NIGHTLIFE, NIGHTCLUB, BAR, PUB, ROCK

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Paseo Carmelitas

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Paseo Carmelitas
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Paseo Carmelitas

  • A center for entertainment and food, this complex is home to five pubs, six restaurants and a beauty salon in a space that occupies an entire block on Avenida España. The thing here is to go bar-hopping after 10 p.m., trying different snacks and brands of beer.

     

  • Address

    Avenida España, 1.272

  • Website

    https://www.paseocarmelitas.com.py

  • Tags

    BUDGET, FIRST TIME, ROMANTIC, SENIOR, SINGLE, HOT WEATHER, COLD WEATHER, OUTDOORS, NIGHTLIFE, NIGHTCLUB

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Pirata Bar

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Pirata Bar
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Pirata Bar

  • Located near the Palácio de López, this bar with capacity for over 2000 people first opened in 1997. Divided into three settings, it has an outdoor patio, a VIP box and a terrace overlooking Asunción Bay. The decorations are pirate-themed – of course!

  • Address

    Ayolas with Benjamin Constant

  • Website

    https://www.facebook.com/Pirata-Bar-144100725620981/

  • Tags

    SINGLE, HOT WEATHER, COLD WEATHER, OUTDOORS, NIGHTLIFE, NIGHTCLUB, BAR, ELECTRONIC MUSIC, COCKTAILS, AIR-CONDITIONED

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El Poniente

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El Poniente
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El Poniente

  • Installed in a historic mansion, the place is entirely decorated with colorful graffiti. Crowds of young people on the street after dark get large, especially on weekends. In addition to its quality sandwiches and drinks, the bar also has great parties and live shows.   

  • Address

    Montevideo com Palma, Catedral

  • Website

    https://www.facebook.com/elponiente2.0

  • Tags

    SINGLES, NIGHTLIFE, BAR, NIGHTCLUB, COCKTAILS, BEER, FOOD MENU, BURGERS, OUTDOOR TABLES, LIVE MUSIC

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Adidas Outlet
Adidas Outlet

Adidas Outlet

The Adidas representative in Paraguay sells the brand's sports clothing and accessories. A great cost/benefit, the store always has sales promotions.

Address

Palma with 14 de Mayo

Website

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Del Sol
Del Sol

Del Sol

Inaugurated in 1995, Del Sol ranks among the most important shopping malls in town, always attracting lots of tourists. Stores like Adidas, Arezzo, Carolina Herrera and the Gap share space with Burger King, Domino's Pizza and the Havana sweet shop.

 

Address

Aviadores del Chaco com Delia Gonzalez

Website

https://www.delsol.com.py

Distribuidora Gloria S.A.
Distribuidora Gloria S.A.

Distribuidora Gloria S.A.

The format at this distributor is much like that of outlet stores, selling such products as cigarettes, alcoholic beverages and food items at much lower prices than those found in the city center.

Address

Avenida Aviadores del Chaco, 2665

Website

https://www.distrigloria.com.py

Feria Asunción
Feria Asunción

Feria Asunción

This chain has three locations in town, selling decorative objects, furniture, clothes, beauty products, items for kids' parties, toys and games all at low prices.

Address

Avenida Mariscal López with 26 de Febrero

Website

https://www.facebook.com/feriaasuncionpy

Galeria Central
Galeria Central

Galeria Central

A bit chaotic, this gallery stands out for its selection of electronic and IT products, all sold at small shops lined up side by side in the gallery aisles.

 

Address

Calle Estrella

Website

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Mall Excelsior
Mall Excelsior

Mall Excelsior

Located in the city center of the capital, this large haven for shopping offers products at friendly prices. The mall is comprised of over 80 stores, four movie theaters, a food court and a supermarket. 

 

Address

Chile with Manduvirá

Website

https://www.mallexcelsior.com

Mercado 4
Mercado 4

Mercado 4

This traditional market in the city is a great place to get to know Paraguayan customs and food habits. There, you'll see colorful stands selling clothing, items for the home, electronics and other objects of dubious origin all for sale on the street. The space is divided between restaurants and other makeshift vendors' stands.

 

Address

Silvio Pettirossi with Mayor Fleitas

Website

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Nueva Americana
Nueva Americana

Nueva Americana

A department store that's ideal for families, they sell clothing for men, women and children, fragrances, items for the home, cosmetics, sporting goods and electronics. Aside from the location in the city center, there are other units inside the Mcal shopping and Luque, a city which neighbors Asunción.

 

Address

Mcal Estigarribia with Independencia Nacional

Website

https://www.nuevaamericana.com.py

Unicentro
Unicentro

Unicentro

With six floors, one of the largest import stores in the country sells clothing, toys, fragrances, home appliances, rugs, decorative items, sporting goods, furniture and other assorted products. There are different stores in the region – the location in the city center being the best known.

 

Address

Palma with 15 de Agosto

Website

https://www.unicentro.com.py

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Adidas Outlet

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Adidas Outlet
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Adidas Outlet

  • The Adidas representative in Paraguay sells the brand's sports clothing and accessories. A great cost/benefit, the store always has sales promotions.

  • Address

    Palma with 14 de Mayo

  • Website

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  • Tags

    BUDGET, FAMILY, SINGLE, HOT WEATHER, COLD WEATHER, SHOPPING, CLOTHES, FOOTWEAR, MEN&#039;S, WOMEN&#039;S

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Del Sol

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Del Sol
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Del Sol

  • Inaugurated in 1995, Del Sol ranks among the most important shopping malls in town, always attracting lots of tourists. Stores like Adidas, Arezzo, Carolina Herrera and the Gap share space with Burger King, Domino's Pizza and the Havana sweet shop.

     

  • Address

    Aviadores del Chaco com Delia Gonzalez

  • Website

    https://www.delsol.com.py

  • Tags

    BUDGET, FAMILY, SENIOR, SINGLE, HOT WEATHER, COLD WEATHER, SHOPPING, CLOTHES, FOOTWEAR, SPORTS

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Distribuidora Gloria S.A.

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Distribuidora Gloria S.A.
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Distribuidora Gloria S.A.

  • The format at this distributor is much like that of outlet stores, selling such products as cigarettes, alcoholic beverages and food items at much lower prices than those found in the city center.

  • Address

    Avenida Aviadores del Chaco, 2665

  • Website

    https://www.distrigloria.com.py

  • Tags

    BUDGET, SENIOR, SINGLE, HOT WEATHER, COLD WEATHER, SHOPPING, DRINK, FOOD, STREET SHOP, PARKING

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Feria Asunción

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Feria Asunción
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Feria Asunción

  • This chain has three locations in town, selling decorative objects, furniture, clothes, beauty products, items for kids' parties, toys and games all at low prices.

  • Address

    Avenida Mariscal López with 26 de Febrero

  • Website

    https://www.facebook.com/feriaasuncionpy

  • Tags

    FAMILY, SENIOR, SINGLE, HOT WEATHER, COLD WEATHER, SHOPPING, CLOTHES, FOOTWEAR, ACCESSORIES, MEN&#039;S

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Galeria Central

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Galeria Central
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Galeria Central

  • A bit chaotic, this gallery stands out for its selection of electronic and IT products, all sold at small shops lined up side by side in the gallery aisles.

     

  • Address

    Calle Estrella

  • Website

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  • Tags

    FAMILY, SINGLE, HOT WEATHER, COLD WEATHER, SHOPPING, TECHNOLOGY, ELECTRONICS, STREET SHOP, SHOPPING, $$

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Mall Excelsior

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Mall Excelsior
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Mall Excelsior

  • Located in the city center of the capital, this large haven for shopping offers products at friendly prices. The mall is comprised of over 80 stores, four movie theaters, a food court and a supermarket. 

     

  • Address

    Chile with Manduvirá

  • Website

    https://www.mallexcelsior.com

  • Tags

    FAMILY, SENIOR, SINGLE, HOT WEATHER, COLD WEATHER, SHOPPING, CLOTHES, FOOTWEAR, ACCESSORIES, SPORTS

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Mercado 4

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Mercado 4
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Mercado 4

  • This traditional market in the city is a great place to get to know Paraguayan customs and food habits. There, you'll see colorful stands selling clothing, items for the home, electronics and other objects of dubious origin all for sale on the street. The space is divided between restaurants and other makeshift vendors' stands.

     

  • Address

    Silvio Pettirossi with Mayor Fleitas

  • Website

    --

  • Tags

    BUDGET, FAMILY, SENIOR, HOT WEATHER, COLD WEATHER, SHOPPING, CLOTHES, FOOTWEAR, ACCESSORIES, MEN&#039;S

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Nueva Americana

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Nueva Americana
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Nueva Americana

  • A department store that's ideal for families, they sell clothing for men, women and children, fragrances, items for the home, cosmetics, sporting goods and electronics. Aside from the location in the city center, there are other units inside the Mcal shopping and Luque, a city which neighbors Asunción.

     

  • Address

    Mcal Estigarribia with Independencia Nacional

  • Website

    https://www.nuevaamericana.com.py

  • Tags

    FAMILY, SENIOR, SINGLE, HOT WEATHER, COLD WEATHER, SHOPPING, CLOTHES, ACCESSORIES, STREET SHOP, STREET SHOP

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Unicentro

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Unicentro
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Unicentro

  • With six floors, one of the largest import stores in the country sells clothing, toys, fragrances, home appliances, rugs, decorative items, sporting goods, furniture and other assorted products. There are different stores in the region – the location in the city center being the best known.

     

  • Address

    Palma with 15 de Agosto

  • Website

    https://www.unicentro.com.py

  • Tags

    FAMILY, SENIOR, SINGLE, HOT WEATHER, COLD WEATHER, SHOPPING, SPORTS, ELECTRONICS, DRINK, CREDIT CARDS

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