PARAGUAY: Streetart Asunción – Sajonia – One of the most traditional neighbourhoods

Sajonia is a neighborhood of Asunción, one of the most traditional in the capital of Paraguay. In the area you can see sumptuous residences from the late 1800s and early 1900s, when it housed many of Asunción’s wealthiest families. Of course there are as well numerous great urban artworks in the streets and around the harbour buildings. Sajonia limits with the Paraguay River, and with the Tacumbú and Carlos A. López neighborhoods.

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PARAGUAY: Asunción – The greenest capital in the world

Asunción is the capital city of Paraguay and is located on the western shore of the Río Paraguay, on the bay of Asunción. The city impresses with the architecture in the colonial style, including the turmoil of the streets and the whole in a somewhat run-down but very friendly and summery inviting area. Asunción has a good 550,000 inhabitants, in the metropolitan area it should be at the 1.9 million. That’s quite a lot, considering that the country has only 6.7 million inhabitants. And it is just green everywhere in all colors.

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PARAGUAY: Itaipú Hydroelectric Power Plant – Imposing major project of technical creation

Itaipú is the name of a hydroelectric power plant and the associated Itaipú dam and the Itaipú reservoir on Paraná on the border between Paraguay and Brazil. Until the completion of the Three Gorges Dam in the People’s Republic of China in 2006, Itaipu was the world’s largest power plant in terms of output. Due to the high capacity utilization of turbines, Itaipu remains mostly in first place in terms of annual energy production even after 2006.

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PARAGUAY: Streetart Asunción – Dr. Francia

Asunción has a lively and well-functioning shipping traffic. Especially with such maritime trading centers, the harbor district is always an interesting place with many warehouses and large walls and therefore also for graffiti and murals. You just have to search and explore the area, and you will find heaps of handsome masterpieces in hidden streets. The neighborhoods of Sajonia, San Antonio and Dr Francia by the harbor are particularly recommended for finding streetart, while some other good districts for urban art are located along the Paraguay River around the center. But basically you can find graffiti throughout the whole beautiful and green city. Check out our findings and keep your eyes open!

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PARAGUAY: Parque Das Aves – Foz do Iguaçu

Parque das Aves is a theme park located in the city of Foz do Iguaçu, in the Brazilian state of Paraná. Situated near the Iguazu River Falls, the park has 16 hectares of native forest, with 1500 animals including birds, reptiles and mammals, from 140 different species. It is a private institution that works as an integrated conservation center for Atlantic Forest species, researching captive breeding and preserving endangered animals. Its structure has 1,300 meters of trails, where birds are arranged for observation, and environments that mimic natural ecosystems for some species, such as alligators, boa constrictors, marmosets and butterflies.

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