Catedral de Nuestra Senora de la Asuncion, Asuncion

#2 of 10 in Historic Sites in Asuncion
Refurbished in preparation for Pope Francis' visit in 2015, Catedral de Nuestra Senora de la Asuncion still contains some features dating back to the 1680s. The building's exterior displays a Baroque architectural style, featuring two towers symmetrically placed either side of the main entrance. Inside, you'll find religious artworks from the 16th and 17th centuries, and a grand, gilded altar. Using our world travel planner, Asuncion attractions like Catedral de Nuestra Senora de la Asuncion can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
Create an itinerary including Catedral de Nuestra Senora de la Asuncion
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
Tours to Catedral de Nuestra Senora de la Asuncion
Catedral de Nuestra Senora de la Asuncion Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.0
536 reviews
  • This was the seat of the first diocese of Rio de la Plata. Atop the central door is the emblem of the state, reflecting a period when the state took over the assets of the Roman Catholic church. While...  more »
  • The Cathedral of Asunción is one of the oldest buildings in the city of Asunción, built meters from the bay of Asunción. Without a doubt a very interesting place to visit. It is the main Catholic temple of Asunción. It is located in the Cathedral Quarter, in the historic center of the capital of Paraguay. It was the first diocese of the Río de la Plata. Construction dates back to 1845.
    View original
  • Nice clean church but the area behind it is a little dangerous.
  • A nice looking cathedral which stands out as particularly striking alongside the somewhat dismal plaza de armas.
Places to stay near Catedral de Nuestra Senora de la Asuncion

Plan your trip to Asuncion

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Shopping in Asuncion

Duration: 1​h 30​min
Duration: 2​h 30​min
Duration: 2​h

Museums in Asuncion

Hidden gems in Asuncion

Duration: 2​h
Duration: 2​h
Duration: 2​h
Duration: 2​h

Side trips from Asuncion

Duration: 2​h
Duration: 2​h 30​min
Duration: 2​h 30​min
Duration: 2​h

Nearby attractions in Asuncion

Duration: 2​h
Duration: 2​h
Duration: 2​h