Things to see and do while backpacking in Paraguay.
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2. Old Town
The old town of Montevideo is a quite narrow term. The most important square of Montevideo – Plaza Independencia– can be considered for its dominant. It separates the downtown from the old town. This square offers several attractions. The first of them is Palacio Salvo, nice tall building with a tower, which is in my opinion after „Casa Pueblo“ in the town called Punta del Este the second most photographed building in the country. Another prominent feature of the square is the statue and the Mausoleum of General Gervasio Artigas. Artigas liberated Uruguay and Paraguay from the Spanish colonial rule. And Uruguayans are really grateful for it. Only few things in Montevideo are not named after Artigas. And even when my friend jokingly claimed talking to an Uruguayan boy that her name is “Kashe Artigas” (street Artigas in the Uruguayan Spanish), he didn´t find it strange. The third thing you can see in this square are museums. I think it was the museum of presidents and the museum of the flag. Now I will change the topic for a moment. But.. Spending two months in Montevideo, me and my friend wanted to get to know the culture and history of the Uruguayan nation as much as possible- we visited: not only the two above mentioned museums, but also the museum of the Uruguayan currency, gauchos (very simplified – something like Uruguayan Indians), pre- Columbian civilizations, the gallery of the painter Juan Manuel Blanes, the museum of modern arts , the Artigas mausoleum, took a guide tour in the Solís Theatre,… and Montevideo has become the city with the most museums I have ever visited … Back to the square. The last thing you will find on this square, is the official gateway to the Old Town- Ciudadela. Behind it, after passing lane with a few street vendors (although it could seem so, not all of them sell marijuana) you will find one more nice square with a huge church- Plaza Espan?a. Except of these two squares and some main streets, you can see some interesting buildings in the Old Town: the National Bank, the pre- Columbian civilizations museum, Mercado del Puerto. Mercado del Puerto – a big indoor area with dozens of traditional restaurants – is a place definitely worth of visiting.Barbora
Top 14 hostels in Paraguay.
There are 14 awesome hostels and budget places to stay in Paraguay.
Located at the historic downtown of Asuncion, we offer spacious private and shared rooms with free breakfast, air conditioning, linen included and free wifi throughout the building. Common areas: fully equipped kitchen, Cable TV and computer room, barbeque area, patio and terrace. Walking distanceArandu Hostal is a hostel in . Check Hostelworld for prices.95
Black Cat Hostel
Planning to have fun, meet the local culture and the best places to see? Black Cat Hostel is the right choice for you! Near to the hostel you can find the most important touristic places like the Government Palace, the Congress Building, the Cabildo, the first train station in South America, the IndBlack Cat Hostel is a hostel in . Check Hostelworld for prices.94
El Nómada Hostel Asunción
El Nómada Hostel is located in the city center of Asunión. Close to all the important places to visit and also supermarkets, street markets, shopping mall, and more. We have shared and private rooms with a/c and ensuite bathroom. Hot water 24 hours. Our facilities include free breakfast and fEl Nómada Hostel Asunción is a hostel in . Check Hostelworld for prices.91
El Jardin Hostal
El Jardin Hostal offers a cosy and colourful hostel located smack in the historical centre of Asuncion. Surrounded by fruit trees, birds and plants, you will find out its possible to find an oasis right in the city centre. We are situated one block (100 m) away from the most popular bars in microcenEl Jardin Hostal is a hostel in . Check Hostelworld for prices.90
Rooms here have white linen and light-wood furniture. The bunk beds have curtains around them, providing privacy. Each room will provide you with a shared bathroom and cable TV. Linen is included. Some feature heating and air conditioning. Towel rental is possible.Shuttle Service (Surcharge), AirporUrbanian Hostel is a hostel in . Check Hostelworld for prices.89
Hamaca Paraguaya Hostel
Hamaca Paraguaya Hostel was opened on 1 January 2012, creating a new concept of hostel in the city of Asuncion. The place has equipped kitchen so guests can prepare their own meals or store area with cable TV, a large yard with lots of green, barbecue grill, pool games and foosball, terrace, sellingHamaca Paraguaya Hostel is a hostel in . Check Hostelworld for prices.87
Colonial Hostel & Camping
Colonial Hostel was conceived as a regional and local space theme, where you can enjoy the cosmopolitan city of Encarnación. Enjoying a superb view of the sunset over the majestic river Paraná, San Jose Beach, rides his waterfront or boat. Immediate access to the public transport network, givColonial Hostel & Camping is a hostel in . Check Hostelworld for prices.86
Maui Waui International Hostel
Maui Waui International Hostel stands out to be located in the centre of this city just 150 meters closer to the riverside and San Jose beach, 200 meters from the bus station and 5 minutes walking to the downtown where there are many historical icons to visit. It’s a place located one block and aMaui Waui International Hostel is a hostel in . Check Hostelworld for prices.84
Teko Arte Hostel & Bar
Teko Arte it's a new hostel in Ciudad del Este, Paraguay, is near by lots of restaurants and bars and 10 min walking to downtown, located in a safety neighborhood, privileged area 200 mts to the Lago de la Republica, a place where people spend time to exercise and just walk around. Located at BaTeko Arte Hostel & Bar is a hostel in . Check Hostelworld for prices.83
La Fábrica is an entire experience about environment and society.La Fábrica is a hostel in . Check Hostelworld for prices.76
Terrasuncion is a traditional housing complex of Asuncion, which is currently the subject of several gastronomic and business innovations with medical offices, consultancies and universities, transforming it into an economic lung of the capital of the country, without abandoning its style architectuTerrasuncion is a hostel in . Check Hostelworld for prices.71
El Viajero Asuncion Hostel & Suites
Welcome to El Viajero Hostels South America. We are a Hostel and B&B network located in the best places of Uruguay (Colonia, Montevideo, Punta del Este and La Pedrera), Colombia (Cartagena de Indias and San Andres Island) and Paraguay (Asuncion). El Viajero Asuncion Hostel & Suites is the newestEl Viajero Asuncion Hostel & Suites is a hostel in . Check Hostelworld for prices.0
The Hotel Westfalenhaus is in a quiet but central location of Asuncin and should be YOUR starter point for all the adventure and city trips as well as recreational activities. A big modern Fitness Center is just around the corner. We have very nice and comfortable bedrooms ( kingsize and queensiHotel Westfalenhaus is a hotel in . Check Hostelworld for prices.0
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