Last updated: 24 December 2017
Paraguay is a landlocked country in South America. The country has a blend of both old and new world civilisations. Although Peru was colonised by the Spanish in the sixteenth century, the people still speak the language of the pre-Columbian tribes.

The capital city Asuncion is an enchanting colonial city with large squares and tree lined avenues.

Find the haunting seventeenth century remains of Jesuit monastery. The monastery was once a town with schools, houses and a church, now only ruins remain. The nearby museum covers the history of slavery and colonialism.


The Rio Paraguay divides Paraguay in two, on one side of the river the Chaco, desolate and sparsely populated by indigenous tribes and on the other marshes, lagoons and steamy rain forests, home to howler monkeys, jaguars and puma.

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