The Central Circuit in Asunción – Paraguay

The Central Circuit Asunción is one of the best ways to see the country of Paraguay. If you want to see the finest of what the country has to offer, this is one of the simplest ways to do it.


The route goes through almost the whole country. The place to start is from the capital Asuncion. You can go to Route I and head to Ita city.

What to See


Going through the route will take you to the Bay of Asuncion. While in Ita, the driver can appreciate ceramic pottery that is made in the area. From there the route will take you to Yaguaron. You can see the temple when you go there.

It is one of the most striking landmarks in the country. You can drive east of the Central Circuit Asunción and come across Piribebuy city. A memorial for the War of the Triple Alliance can be seen here.

The circuit will also pass through Aregua, San Bernadino, the city of Ypacarai and Lake Ypacarai. The journey can culminate at Itaugua. There you will be able to see the Nanduti lace as it is made. You can also go to Luque, which well known for its silver handiwork.


Paraguay was ruled by Spain for more than three hundred years. This is evident from the fact that mestizos (Amerindian plus Spanish) make up 90% of the nation’s population. Its official language is Guarani and Spanish.

One of the most significant events that took place was War of the Triple Alliance (1865-70). The country engaged in a war against Uruguay, Brazil and Argentina. The nation lost two-thirds of its male population in the war. Since the Stroessner dictatorship was overthrown in 1989, the country has been transformed into a democracy.


The cost will emanate from the vehicle you drive. There are many car rental services available. All the major circuit sites are within 60 miles of the capital. If you’d rather ride a taxi, you will have to negotiate for the fare.

Other Info

While at Piribebuy, you can check out the handicrafts in the city. There are shops and hotels at the outskirts of the city. You will also see streams and mountains nearby.

Those going to the Central Circuit Asunción can go to Route II and check out the city of Caacupe. This is known as the “Religious Capital” of the country. It is the home of the black Virgin of Conception which is revered every December 8.