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- Dia de San Blas: held in February, in honour of Saint Blaise, the patron saint of Paraguay, which features walking on hot coals and embers.
- Carnival: the largest festival held in Paraguay each year. It features parades and pageants
- Verbena de San Juan: held in honour of Saint John.
- Independence Day (Día de la Independencia): Paraguay celebrates its independence from Spain on May 15.
- Nanduti Festival: held in the last weekend of July, features displays of Paraguayan arts and craft.
- Museo de la Estacion Central del Ferrocarril Carlos Antonio Lopez: an old railway station, now a museum, it offers tourist rides to the neighbouring city of Aregua.
- Teatro Municipal: a municipal theatre in Asuncion where you can catch regular shows and performances.
- Cerro Cora National Park: one of Paraguay’s national parks. It is the largest in Paraguay and you can hike here or explore the diverse species.
- The Jesuit Missions of La Santísima Trinidad de Paraná and Jesús de Tavarangue: These UNESCO World Heritage sites were built by missionaries in the 17th century.
- Ybycuí National Park: probably the most visited of Paraguay’s national parks, it has an iron foundry and museum, reminiscent of Paraguay’s arms industry. The park also has a waterfall where you can swim in the pool.
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What is there to do in Paraguay?
- Go shopping in Ciudad del Este. Ciudad del Este is a city, known for its shops and malls. It is also home to The central Museo Mensú; the Friendship Bridge connecting the town to Brazil
- Take a tour of the Tea Plantations
- Attend the Trans Chaco Rally, showcasing cars and automobile sports.
- Attend numerous festivals and cultural events.
- Visit some of the historical sites and national parks