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Chipa Guazu is a cake made with corn grains, and one of the 70 varieties of “chipa”, a food that is original of Paraguay but also widely eaten in parts of Northeast of Argentina. Its taste is considered absolutely delicious by many and is often served in “asados” (social meetings where diverse cuts of grilled cow meat, pork and sausage.


The first guaraní notes were of 50 céntimos, 1, 5, and 10 guaraní and over stamped on 50, 100, 500, and 1000 pesos in 1943. Regular guaraní notes for 1, 5, 10, 50, 100, 500 and 1000 guaraní, soon followed. They were printed by De La Rue.

The 1963 series (under the law of 1952) was a complete redesign. The lineup also expanded upward with the addition of 5000 and 10,000 guaraníes. This designed lasted for decades until inflation removed notes up to and including 500 guaraníes from circulation. The 1982 revision added denominations in the Guaraní language to the reverses.

La Santísima Trinidad

The Jesuits transformed the architecture, lifestyle, and culture of the areas in South America in which they settled. La Santísima Trinidad del Paraná, the very last to be built, represents the most ambitious of their settlements. It was designed by the noted Jesuit architect Jean Bautista Primoli and is in a more complete state than many in the region.

The flag of Paraguay

The current flag of Paraguay was officially adopted on November 25, 1842.The flag is modeled after the colors and shape of the French Tricolore, and collectively it represents liberation. The Sun of May in the centered crest is considered a symbol of freedom, and it's found on numerous South American flags.

paraguay clothing

in urban areas people wear Western or European style of clothing. Rural women wear a shawl called a rebozo and a simple