Panteón Nacional de los Héroes
Our tour starts in Plaza de la Democracia, the city’s main square and a famous flashpoint for political unrest. In the northwest corner lies the imposing National Pantheon of the Heroes which was built in 1936 as a shrine to honor those who paid the ultimate sacrifice during the country’s many disastrous wars. Featuring a distinct Greek style, the pantheon is the final resting place of Paraguayan war heroes, unknown soldiers, and the country’s beloved first president. A theatrical changing of the guard ceremony takes place every day.