Surrounded by the Paraguay River and located on the margin of the country bearing the same name, Asuncion, the capital city, appears picturesque and colorful.
Originally known as Nuestra Señora de la Asunción ("Our Lady of the Assumption"), Paraguay’s capital city is also the largest one in the area.
Therefore, it is hardly surprising that a broad variety of styles and a rich architecture are some of its main features.
From villages where a vast number of little town houses can be found to impressive buildings than can be seen from the bay and others built during the XIX and XX century, there is a lot to see in Asuncion.
This city is like a huge tapestry where the bright colours of the buildings and the outstanding beauty of flower gardens, galleries, squares and balconies dominate the landscape.
Nowadays, the metropolitan area of this “Mother of Cities”, as it is usually known as well, has about 1.400.000 inhabitants.