To help inspire or plan your trip to Paraguay, some of its major attractions
for travellers are shown below, including some of the best natural, historical, cultural and adventure sites in the country.
These include all of UNESCO World Heritage Sites for Paraguay which represent the best
of the world's cultural and natural heritage.
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|Jesuit Missions of La Santísima Trinidad de Paraná and Jesús de Tavarangue|
The Jesuits were granted the frontier zone of Paraguay from the Spanish Crown in 1609 and they built 30 reducciones or settlements in the area, charged with converting and educating the native Indians and protecting them from the abuses of colonial forces. La Santísima Trinidad was the capital of the Guayra area and the most ambitious of the settlements, constructed in 1706 with a fine dome and elaborate decoration which demonstrates the fusion of European and indigenous influences.
UNESCO World Heritage Site: Jesuit Missions of La Santísima Trinidad de Paraná and Jesús de Tavarangue