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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 citizens 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

*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.

Meeting point
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How to find me: In front of The Panteon Nacional de los Heroes
Tour duration: 2 hours, 45 minutes

Tour schedule

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What's the price?

A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give 5, some people give 50, you choose the price.

Reservations in advance are mandatory because if the 'guru' doesn't see any bookings one day, she will not show up at the meeting point. Or if she has too many 'walkers' that day, won't allow you to join without the reservation. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!

Ratings (52)

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Giselle

4 months ago

Nos encantó el tour, fue muy bueno! Nuestro guia Jose tenia mucho conocimiento sobre la historia de su pais, y conocimos muchos lugares por el centro historico. Tambien pudimos escuchar musical tipica de Paraguay (arpa). Como eramos el unico grupo ese dia, tambien fueron muy amables de ser flexibles con la hora de inicio. Totalmente recomendable, muchas gracias!

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Rosario Ibarra

4 months ago

Una excelente forma de conocer una ciudad con tanta historia!!! Fuimos con mi pareja y nos encantó todo!!el guía, el Tour, Asunción y su gente!! Lo recomiendo plenamente y si algun día pudiera volver lo haría todo de nuevo!! Me sorprendió la ciudad y me encantó el cariño de su gente!!! Muchas gracias a la gente del Tour y al hermoso país que es Paraguay!!

Rosario y Matías (Mar del Plata, Argentina)

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Marjolein

5 months ago

Excellent tour. We got so much information about Asuncion and saw so many places, we even got in some museums. Also we where only with two, so it felt as a private tour and had a great chat during the tour about things and life in general in Paraguay and in our country. A 100% recommendation if you are in Asuncion!

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Gianna Rodríguez

5 months ago

Nos encantó el recorrido. José es un gran guía y un gran músico, nos regaló unas piezas de la música típica de Paraguay. No solo nos mostró la ciudad y nos contó su historia, sino que nos hizo sentir su cultura. Gracias por la dedicación!. Muy recomendable conocer la ciudad junto a nuestro guía José!.

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Silvina

5 months ago

Muy bueno el tour, muy amable, atento y predispuesto el guía ya que se reprogramó el tour por la lluvia y nos trajo sombrillas. Además trajo su arpa consigo e interpretó los géneros

tradicionales del Paraguay en el Cabildo histórico: un momento musical muy hermoso. El tour recorre los puntos emblemáticos de la ciudad y permite tener un panorama de la historia de Paraguay y en particular del centro histórico de Asunción.

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Victor

5 months ago

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