Shopping Tour of Asuncion, Asuncion (Self Guided)

Asuncion is the perfect destination for the bargain shopper, as the city has been named one of the most inexpensive in the world. Here you will find open-air markets with a stunning array of handicrafts and traditional clothing, as well as interesting local stores that sell everything from electronics to fashion accessories. Take this tour to explore Asuncion's main shopping districts.
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Shopping Tour of Asuncion Map

Guide Name: Shopping Tour of Asuncion
Guide Location: Paraguay » Asuncion (See other walking tours in Asuncion)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 5
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.1 km
Author: karenl
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Plaza de los Héroes

1) Plaza de los Héroes

Plaza de los Héroes is Asuncion's main square and is home to a number of specialty shops that sell regional and local merchandise. Visit the calle Palma, located just west of the square, to purchase traditional handicrafts, which make fabulous souvenirs and gifts. In addition to having an array of fabulous stores, Plaza de los Héroes also boasts the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and a lovely water garden.
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Folklore

2) Folklore

Folklore specializes in carved wood items. If you are looking for something interesting and traditional to take home to your family or friends, you are sure to find it at Folklore. Here you can buy Asuncion's famous lace, leather items, tereré cups, traditional clothing and more.
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Overall Artesania

3) Overall Artesania

Situated in the center of Asuncion, Overall Artesania is well known for its selection of lace and woodwork. For affordable prices and quality items, this store can't be beat. The store offers a range of unique items that include handicrafts, locally-made souvenirs and paintings.
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Mercado 4

4) Mercado 4

Located in central Asuncion, Mercado 4 is a popular local market that offers some spectacular bargains. It is the perfect place to find souvenirs, as well as gifts that will suit any taste. The wide range of products on offer includes everything from herbs and local produce to clothing and hammocks. The market is open daily, except for Sunday afternoons.
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Ao P'oí Raity

5) Ao P'oí Raity

Continue your tour with one of the most interesting shops in Asuncion- Ao P'oí Raity. This store is located on Moreno, next to Parque Seminario. Its great selection of lace items and handicrafts makes Ao P'oí Raity a must-visit!

Walking Tours in Asuncion, Paraguay

Create Your Own Walk in Asuncion

Create Your Own Walk in Asuncion

Creating your own self-guided walk in Asuncion is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

Sitting on the bank of the Paraguay river, the capital of Paraguay Asunción is a beautiful city, well worth being explored. Local attractions are plentiful and include, among others, numerous sites of colonial and modern architecture, such as the López Palace - seat of the local government, theaters, plazas, museums and more. To see them all, follow this orientation walk and enjoy!

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.1 km
Landmarks Tour of Asuncion

Landmarks Tour of Asuncion

Asuncion is well worth visiting for its architecture alone. From modern houses to colonial buildings, the past and present converge in this amazing city of 56,000 inhabitants. Take this tour to learn more about Asuncion's architectural heritage.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.5 km
Religious Buildings Tour of Asuncion

Religious Buildings Tour of Asuncion

Asuncion is home to a variety of sacred places, religious sites and temples. Although Asuncion is predominantly Roman Catholic, the Protestant, Baha'i, Buddhist, and Jewish faiths are also represented. Take this tour to visit Asuncion's most notable religious buildings.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.7 km
Tour of Asuncion's Northeast District

Tour of Asuncion's Northeast District

Asuncion is a colorful city with a fascinating history. East of the river, the town extends out into the hills, which resemble huge rectangular blocks rising above the bay. Splendid flowering trees, native fauna and beautiful parks and gardens are spread throughout Asuncion. This self-guided tour presents some of the most popular attractions in Asuncion's Northeast district.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.6 km

Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Asuncion for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Asuncion has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet


To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Asuncion, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device


Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.