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We arrived just as a service was about to begin so we didn't get to closely examine the altar area. The acoustics were good and quite a few people were attending a Monday morning service. The nave was relatively simple.
The historical center of Asuncion is nothing overwhelming, but definetely quite pleasant and a must for anybody interested in this unique country. The cathedral, the main religious building not just of the city, but of all Paraguay, is maybe the most important building of this...More
Very nice cathedral - not overly ornate like some in the region do feels like a place of prayer rather than a tourist venue. Interesting that the stations of the cross are all in French - probably donated by France or French order.
but it's scarcely a thrilling experience. It's a quite simple, little-adorned cathedral in comparison to so many in Latin America and Europe. This might be due to the devastating wars that Paraguay has experienced. I suspect that this church was stripped of any lavish adornments...More
The Metropolitan Cathedral of Asunción is the main Catholic temple in town.
It is located in the Downtown, and is part of the historic center of the capital.
It was the first diocese of the Río de la Plata.
It was built during the XIX...More
This really is the most interesting thing to see in Asuncion and currently at least, it's top sight. That's a very sad indictment on the city, but it's unfortunately true. Very close to the homeless encampment that dominates Plaza Armas and the surrounding area, the...More