The Promised Land

Like a precious gemyet to be discovered, Paraguay is located in the center of the South American continent, bordering Brazil, Argentina and Bolivia.

The country is recognized for its desirable macroeconomic stability, low production costs and privileged geographic proximity to the region’s large markets and capitals. Asuncion is located less than two hours by fight from Buenos Aires (1,256 km), São Paulo (1,345 km), Montevideo (1,344 km), Rio de Janeiro (1,771 km), Santiago (2,109 km), and others. It is based on the largest freshwater reserve in the world, the Guarani Aquifer, and is on its way to becoming a relevant logistics hub in the region.

In 2022, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), described Paraguay as "the best investment environment in the region", and highlighted that Paraguay was a global leader in 2020, increasing its foreign direct investment despite a regional drop of approximately 40%.

The IDB president, said at the Invest in Paraguay 2022 Forum, before hundreds of investors, that "more than ever, it is the best time to invest in Paraguay." The sectors with the most opportunities for investment include forestry, textiles, agriculture, pharmaceuticals, and automobiles.

In 2021, Paraguay ranked first in Latin America as the country with the best business climate, according to the ranking lead by the prestigious Getulio Vargas Foundation.

Official name: Republic of Paraguay

Capital: Asuncion

Political division: 17 departments, plus the capital

Official languages: Spanish and Guarani

Area: 406.752 km²

Population: 7,453,695 (projected by the National Institute of Statistics as of 2022)

Literacy rate: 94,3%

Currency: Guaraní (PYG)

Climate: Tropical to subtropical. Country with the lowest risk of natural disasters.

Average temperature: 25°C to 35°C in the summer, and 10°C to 20°C in the winter

Time zone: GMT -4

Government: Presidencialismo

Source: Central Bank of Paraguay (BCP in Spanish), National Statistics Institute (INE in Spanish), World Bank.

Paraguay, the Land Without Evil

Paraguay, the Land Without Evil in Guarani mythology, stands out and dazzles with its exuberant nature, its fertile land, ancestral culture, social peace, modernity, real estate development in permanent growth and security, guaranteeing enjoyment, rest, and pleasant surprises. The history of the Guarani people is that of a pilgrim- age in search of the mythical yvy marãe’ỹ (Land Without Evil), the promised land. Whoever discovers it will find the earthly paradise itself.

Every visitor is also captivated by the beauty, charm, and courage of its women, as well as the cordiality of its people. Pope Francis described the Paraguayan woman as “the most glorious in America”, for her courage during the most trying moments of the country’s history.

The country is naturally divided by the Paraguay River into two regions: Western (Chaco) and Eastern. It has 17 departments, 3 in the west (Presidente Hayes, Boquerón and Alto Paraguay) and 14 in the east (Concepción, San Pedro, Cordillera, Guairá, Caaguazú, Caazapá, Itapúa, Misiones, Paraguarí, Alto Paraná, Central, Ñeembucú, Alto Paraná, Amambay and Canindeyú).

Paraguay is a landlocked country, but it has an extensive hydrological network thanks to the mighty Paraguay and Paraná rivers and their numerous affluents. It is set on top of the Guarani Aquifer, the world’s largest freshwater reserve.

Its extraordinary cultural diversity represents a complete mosaic, with native populations of 5 linguistic families and 20 ethnic groups that preserve their cultural heritage and live in the two regions of the country. In addition, immigrants from different parts of the world contributed their culture to the Spanish - Guarani symbiosis that occurred in the 16th and 17th centuries, giving rise to a homogeneous, intrepid, but calm population.

Its impressive ecosystems involve an environ- mental heritage of great contrasts where felds and wetlands in the south of the Eastern Region, combine with the xerophytic forests (in semi-desert territory) in the Western Region, beautiful hills in the center of the Eastern Region, an infinity of streams with paradisiacal waterfalls that invite you for a dip, as well as the Pantanal.

A great attraction is its native fauna and flora, made up of hundreds of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, invertebrate species, vascular plants and leafy trees and shrubs.

It is the country of the so-called “green tourism” par excellence. It has an infinity of natural reserves and protected wild areas where guided walks allow you to observe the fauna and fora in their natural setting.

Yacaré Yrupe en la Reserva Ecológica Banco San Miguel. Asunción

Sopa Paraguaya

Asado con picada de chorizo, morcilla y mandioca

Frutillas y postres

In 2022, Paraguay was distinguished with the World Travel Awards (WTA), in the Leading South American Nature Destination category. It is the most important tourism award in the world. The country also received numerous awards from the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the International Tourism Fair (FITUR).

Paraguay is the only place in the region where two civilizations met, forming an amalgamation that gave rise to a racially, socially, and culturally homogeneous nation, to the point that it has two official languages recognized by the National Constitution: Spanish and Guarani.

The sweet native language survived, adapted, and then overcame Spanish over the centuries. This language is used by more than 90% of the population and is immortalized in the country’s immense literary and musical heritage, through its polkas and guaranias, recognized and admired throughout the world, such as the “Pájaro Campana”, “Recuerdos de Ypacaraí”, “Galopera” and others.

Paraguay is not only nature and ancestral culture. Today, the country has cosmopolitan cities, such as its capital Asuncion, Encarnacion and Ciudad del Este, where real estate development and commerce are impressive, and where one has the most modern and advanced things in all fields at their fingertips.

The two gigantic binational hydroelectric dams in Paraguay, Itaipu and Yacyreta, the first built and managed jointly with Brazil and the second with Argentina, are evidence of the country’s techno logical progress. Itaipu is the largest electricity generator in the world.

In addition to becoming important tourist attractions due to their magnificence, both dams significantly support environmental conservation, Including the maintenance of reserves and special areas of environmental protection. They also contribute considerably to the fight against climate change, since they avoid the use of fossil fuels and reduce emissions of carbon dioxide, climate-altering gases and fine particles, limiting pollution and the greenhouse effect.

In this land of polkas and guaranias, past and present, modernity and traditions coexist and dance at every step, in a fantastic setting, where timelessness executes a perfect choreography. Samples of this are its gastronomy and its crafts.

Paraguayan cuisine uses beef, corn, and manioc(cassava) as main ingredients. Among the typical delicacies we can name chipa, mbeju, the paradoxical sopa paraguaya or Paraguayan soup, which is actually a solid, corn cake; bori bori, so’o apu’a, chipa guasu and asado (barbecue). However, cities like Asuncion, Encarnacion, Pedro Juan Caballero or Ciudad del Este offer restaurants with the finest international cuisine. One can come across Peruvian, Japanese, Chinese, Thai, Indian, French, or Italian cuisine, among others. All you have to do is choose!

Paraguayan crafts combine ancient cultures and European colonial trends. Among the most Appreciated are the ñandutí, the a’o po’i, filigree work in gold and silver, embossed leather, and ceramics.

Right in the center of South America, adventure, leisure, and business opportunities coexist in the same place. Tourists can explore the secrets of this Latin American gem, while investors discover the opportunities offered by its growing economic diversification.

Most important museums in the country


Casa de la Independencia

14 de Mayo y Presidente Franco
(+595) 21 493918

Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes

Eligio Ayala 1345 e/ Pa’i Pérez y Curupayty
(+595) 21 211578

Museo General Bernardino Caballero

Sebastián Gaboto y Andrés Barbero
(+595) 21 223549

Casa Bicentenario del Teatro “Edda de los Ríos”

25 de Mayo 993 c/ Estados Unidos
(+595) 21 453908

Casa Bicentenario de la Música “Agustín Pio Barrios”

Cerro Corá 848 c/ Tacuary
(+595) 21 491010

Casa Bicentenario de las Artes Visuales “Ignacio Núñez Soler”

Félix de Azara c/ Tacuary
(+595) 21 443736

Panteón Nacional de los Héroes y Oratorio Nuestra Señora de la Asunción

Palma y Chile
(+595) 973 816299

Teatro Municipal “Ignacio A. Pane”

Pdte.Franco e/ Chile y Alberdi
(+595) 21 445169
*Visita guiada con presentaciones artísticas.

Centro Cultural de la Ciudad Manzana de la Rivera

Ayolas 129 c/ El Paraguayo Independiente
(+595) 21 492524
Visitas guiadas: (+595) 982596364

Museo Monseñor Juan Sinforiano Bogarín

Comuneros e/ Independiente y Yegros
(+595) 983 475 412

Centro de Artes Visuales - Museo del Barro

Grabadores del Cabichuí e/ Emeterio Miranda y Cañada
(+595) 21 607996

Museo de Sillas

Artigas 4289 c/ Juana Pabla Carrillo
(+595) 21 293084 / (+595) 972 264605

Iglesia Catedral Metropolitana Nuestra Señora de la Asunción

Independencia Nacional y Mariscal López
(+595) 21 449512 / (+595) 981 134150

Museo Etnográfico Dr. Andrés Barbero

España 217 y Mompox
(+595) 981 677131

Iglesia de La Encarnación

Haedo y 14 de Mayo
(+595) 21 490860

Museo del Ministerio de Defensa

Mariscal López y 22 de Septiembre
(+595) 21 223965 / (+595) 21 2490000

Museo de las Memorias

Chile 1072 e/ Jejui y Manduvirá
(+595) 21 493873 / (+595) 981 470514

Museo de Arte Sacro

Manuel Domínguez esq. Paraguarí (+595) 21 449439

Muci Museo de Ciencias

Avenida Gral. Santos 1030
(+595) 981 773417


Museo al Aire Libre

Exposición permanente.
Paseo central de la Avda. Agustín Fernando de Pinedo y Mcal. López – Concepción

Museo Municipal del Cuartel de la Villa Real

Pte. Franco, e/ Gral. Diaz – Concepción
(+595) 982 544676

Casa de la Cultura Carlos Colombino

Calle Mcal. Francisco Solano López – Concepción
(+595) 971 803951

Museo Diocesano de Arte Sacro e Histórico

Ntra. Sra. de la Concepción y Mcal. Estigarribia – Concepción
(+595) 21 331242382


Museo de Antigüedades Alejo García

Cerro Corá esq. San Pedro del Ycuamandiyú – San Pedro de Ycuamandyjú
(+595) 342 222252

Museo Histórico de San Estanislao

Av. Mcal López y Defensores del Chaco - San Estanislao


Parque Nacional Vapor Cue – Museo Naval al Aire Libre

A 4 km del casco urbano de la ciudad de Caraguatay

Museo Histórico Comandante Pedro Pablo Caballero

Calle Mariscal López – Piribebuy
(+595) 984 461337 / (+595) 976380355

Yryvu keha (Nido del Cuervo) Galería de Arte

Monte Alto – Atyrá (parque privado)


Museo Municipal Maestro Fermín López

Natalicio Talavera y Juan Pablo II – Villarrica
(+595) 541 41521

Antiguas Estaciones del Ferrocarril

Exhibición y exposición de máquinas ferroviarias centenarias y de artes: pintura, fotografía y otras.
Ciudades de Tebicuary, Hyaty (hoy llamada Félix Pérez Cardozo), Villarrica, San Salvador, Iturbe, Ñumí, Gral. Garay, Fassardi.

Museo Histórico y Biblioteca de la Estación de Iturbe

Avda. Iturbe c/ Ildefonso Franco – Iturbe
(+595) 54 625


Museo Fray Juan Bernardo

Gral. Genes e/Palma y Pte. Hayes – Caazapá
(+595) 981 335006


Museo de la Estación de Tren

Av. Costanera Rca. del Paraguay frente a la Playa San José – Encarnación
(+595) 71 204 800

Museo Memoria Viva

Av. Costanera Rca. del Paraguay frente a la Playa San José – Encarnación

Museo Hrisuk

Ruta VI, Km 0,5 y Padre Antonio Riera – Encarnación
(+595) 71 205401

Museo Profesor Alberto Del Valle

Barrio San Blas Independencia – Encarnación (+595) 985 160137

Museo Casa Raatz

Avenida Marcial Samaniego - Bella Vista Sur
(+595) 767 240 240

Museo Los Fundadores

Calle Eusebio Ayala - Bella Vista Sur
(+595) 985 726258

Museo Histórico Ferroviario de Carmen del Paraná

Av. Costanera – Carmen del Paraná
(+595) 762 260 415

Museo, Centro Histórico y Cultural Edwin Krug

Av. Los Fundadores - Hohenau

Centro de Interpretación Astronómica Buenaventura Suarez

Misión Jesuítica San Cosme y San Damián


Museo Diocesano de San Ignacio Guazú

Padre Marcial Lorenzana y Cerro Corá - San Ignacio
(+595) 985 187824

Museo Diocesano de Arte Jesuítico Guaraní Santa María De Fe

Ciudad de Santa María
(+595) 975 618461

Museo Histórico Ambiental – EBY

Villa Permanente – Ayolas

Museo Diocesano de Arte Jesuítico Guaraní de Santiago Apóstol

(+595) 995 602106

Casa Museo Mangoré

Calle Cnel. Alfredo Ramos esq. Primer Intendente (Centro Histórico) – San Juan Bautista
(+595) 217 212400 - (+595) 975671273


Museo del Campamento Cerro León


Museo Gaspar Rodríguez de Francia

Ciudad de Yaguarón

Museo de la Casa Oratorio Cabañas


Museo La Rosada

Compañía Minas Cue – Ybycuí
(+595) 981 606993 / (+595) 983422060

Museo Vivo de los Talleres del Ferrocarril de Sapucai

Villarrica c/ Juan Pereira – Sapucai
(+595) 974 386395


Museo de Historia El Mensú

Avda. Eusebio Ayala y Pampliega - Ciudad del Este
(+595) 961 411481

Museo de Itaipú de la Tierra Guaraní

Supercarretera – Hernandarias
(+595) 61 599 8040

Monumento Científico Moisés Bertoni

Distrito de Presidente Franco
(+595) 981 806284

Circuito Vivencial del Mundo Guaraní

Ruta Nacional N° 2, Km 43 – Ciudad de Yguazú
(+595) 632 20280 / (+595) 973181484


Museo del Fútbol Sudamericano (CONMEBOL)

Capitán Valois Rivarola y Av. Sudamericana – Luque
(+595) 21 517 2000

Museo Mitológico Ramón Elías

Ruta Nacional N° 2 “Mcal. José Félix Estigarribia” – Km 19 – Capiatá
(+595) 986 897362

Museo del Mueble Paraguayo

Palma casi Estación Terrena - Kokue Guazú – Areguá
(+595) 983 307589

Museo Comunitario del Ñandutí

Bernardino Caballero c/ Pa’í Pérez – Itauguá
(+595) 981 156508

Centro Cultural del Lago

Fulgencio Yegros 855 – Areguá
(+595) 291 432633


Museo Cabildo de Pilar

Mcal. Francisco Solano López y 14 de Mayo – Pilar

Museo de Humaitá

Resistencia c/ Humaitá, Barrio Centro – Humaitá
(+595) 975 164452

Museo Paso de Patria

Paso de Patria – 63 km de Pilar
(+595) 982 518915

Museo Coronel Pedro Hermosa

Casco urbano – Isla Umbú
(+595) 976 931030


Museo Regional Amambay

Plaza Pedro Juan Caballero - Natalicio Talavera e/ 14 de Mayo y Perpetuo Socorro – Pedro Juan Caballero


Centro de Interpretación del Gran Chaco Americano

Departamento de Boquerón - Cruce Filadelfia
(+595) 971 703017

Museo de la Fundación de la Colonia Menno

Av. Central - Loma Plata
(+595) 492252301

Museo Knelsen-Haus

Av. Hindenburg – Filadelfia

Museo Científico Jakob Unger Flora y Fauna

Avda. Hindenburg y B.H. Unruh – Filadelfia
(+595) 985 820746

Museo Interactivo Ruta Chaco Boreal

Departamento de Boquerón - Fortín Isla