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Free historical centre tour of asuncion

  • Asuncion
  • Available in: Spanish, English

About the guru Asuncion Free Walking Tour

Looking for what to do in Asuncion? This tour is for you! Asuncion Free Walking Tour is an innovative concept in the tourist sector in Paraguay. We invite you to visit Asuncion in a professional, amusing and economical way.

Looking for what to do in Asuncion? This tour is for you! Asuncion Free Walking Tour is an innovative concept in the tourist sector in Paraguay. We invite you to visit Asuncion in a professional, amusing and economical way.

About the tour

“The civilization of the River Plate is not the work of Europe: it was a distinctly work of Asuncion.”

The phrase of the Paraguayan poet and ex-president Natalicio González sums up part of the history of the Southern Cone of the Americas and one of the topics that most arouse pride in Asunción and its people.

With our tour, discover how Asunción became the Mother of more than 70 cities in South America more than 480 years ago and the influence of the powerful Guaraní culture in the capital of a multiracial country thanks to passionate guides who love their city.

Asuncion in its beginnings was a fort founded by the Spanish crown in the territory of the Guarani in the year 1537 on the banks of the Paraguay River, acquiring the rank of city in 1541 with the creation of the Cabildo, becoming the first city of the River Plate.

Asunción is the home of extraordinary events and extraordinary people. Did you know that the first American Revolution occurred right here? And that here also took place the first assembly of women of the American continent? Discover with us why Pope Francis said that the Paraguayan woman is the most glorious woman in America.

Get to know Asunción and its origins, its boom in the second half of the 16th century as the center of European conquest and colonization of the Rio de la Plata and how it became the capital of the most prosperous country in the 19th century (Yes, you read it well and we tell you how it was), as well as its macabre and tragic moments with its foreign occupation during the biggest international war in the entire American continent where Paraguay confronted its neighbors, with its irreparable consequences on the population.

Discover its dark period in the twentieth century, with years of post-war political instability, new international conflicts, civil wars and dictatorship, check out the detention and torture centers of Dictator Alfredo Stroessner that speak for themselves.

The mother of cities contains labyrinths where you can wrap yourself in the sweet Guarani language widely mixed with Spanish and listen to songs in the streets of one of her beloved son and creator of the musical genre that makes Paraguay proud: La Guarania, created by José Asunción Flores. Surprise yourself with the fascinating and exotic habit of drinking “tereré” of its inhabitants (extravagant thermoses covered in leather to consume yerba mate) in the country considered the historical king of yerba mate.

Asunción today lives a new rebirth, with about 3 million inhabitants in its metropolitan area, you can check the transformation of one of the oldest and isolationist cities in South America with skyscrapers rising around the new financial district and dozens of museums, cultural events, shopping, plus a rising nightlife, with world-class restaurants and contemporary bars, and last but not least important… all that in the most affordable capital in Latin America. Enjoy it!

Tour

1- Cabildo

2- Catedral Metropolitana

3- Ópera de Los López

4- Archivo Nacional

5- Plaza Uruguaya

6- Estacion Central de Ferrocarril

7- Escalinata de Antequera

8- Museo de las Memorias

9- Palacio Benigno Lopez

10- Casa de la Independencia

11- Palacio de los López

12- Bahía de Asunción

*THE TOUR HAS NO FIXED COST; OUR GUIDES ARE PAID FOR BY TOURISTS TIPS.

*TOURS MUST BE BOOKING AT LEAST THREE HOURS IN ADVANCE, OTHERWISE WE CANNOT GUARANTEE THE TOUR.

*IF IT RAINS, OR WE HAVE A RAIN FORECAST, THERE IS NO TOUR.

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Tour schedule

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What's the price?

All tours listed on GuruWalk are free to book. You are just expected to pay whatever you feel like at the end of the visit. Some people give 5, others give 50. You choose the price, depending on how much you liked it and how much you can afford.

If you're not enjoying yourself, you're free to leave the group at any time without paying anything. Our gurus make an effort so as to ensure that it won’t happen, trying to improve on a daily basis and making your experience more interesting and fun.

Ratings (40)

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GLEN

15 hours ago

Sergio was very friendly and knowledgeable. i learned a lot and enjoyed the walk immensely.

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ELSY CONSTANZA MEDINA

3 days ago

Si, fueron muy amables, la información muy buena, la interpretación musical con el arpa le dio valor agregado para conocer la cultura paraguaya.

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TANIA HERRERA

13 days ago

Muy buen tour, recomendado.

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Timo

16 days ago

It was a great tour! i was the only one apart from the guide, so that meant that it was a much more personal tour than most. the guide was friendly and seemed to be genuinely interested in my life as well showing me the sights of asunción. definitely recommend, it is free, after all!

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Ivonne

17 days ago

Muy divertido!! maria me llevó a los lugares más emblematicos de asunción contándome a detalle parte de la historia de este hermoso país!! muchas gracias

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Nam Kwon

19 days ago

Nice tour guide and good explanations

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