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*Carnaval, Encarnación hosts Paraguay's most famous Carnaval celebrations in January and February.
*Sambodromo. Between Av Rodriguez de Francia and Av Mariscal Lopez, and between Av General Caballero and Villarrica, next to the Fabril
Chimeny. A new piece of street with seats both sides used for carnaval parades. It also holds the carnaval museum.
*Casa de la Cultura
*Escalinata de San Pedro. Right across Puente de San Pedro there is a majestic stair covered with
colourfull tiles. It honours the women of fishermen that used to cross the Parana river carrying good from oneshore to the other.
*Museo Casa de la Victoria. Museum about the Chaco War.
*Orthodox Church, notable for its Cyrillic inscriptions.
*Santuario Virgen de Itacua. 12 km out of Encarnacion, on the road Tupasy Rape. There
is a Sanctuary and a high lookout. To get there take a local bus on corredor 2 and stop at the entrance (G. 2500, Des 2016).
*Museo Alberto del Valle. 8 km out of Encarnacion on road Tupasy Rape. Museum on post colonial times. To get there, take bus on
corredor 2 (G. 2500, Des 2016).
*<see name="Jesuit Missions" alt="" address="[Trinidad]" directions="" phone="" url="" hours="" price="25,000 Gs. (Feb 2019)" lat="" long=
"">The Jesuit missions near Encarnación are some of the most important and impressive in Paraguay. El Ruta Jesuita is just about the only nationally organised Paraguayan tourist activity, so reaching them is easy. Taking any bus going north, you can get off at Trinidad, a small village. Locals will happily shout "Ruinas!" as you approach; return buses are caught from the shelter across the road from where you disembark at a crossroads.
The road to the right leads you to Trinidad, the Jesuit capital, and the ticket office at SERTUR. It is a 5 minute walk. Your 25,000 Gs. ticket is valid for three days
, and gets you in to all three ruins near Encarnación. Trinidad has a small museum. Jesús is down the left hand road from the crossroads, but it is 10km away. You can rent a bike at the Ruinas hotel (right beside the Trinidad ruins), or take a moto-taxi for 30,000 (try to share - they can carry four people). The ticket office of Trinidad can arrange taxis but it will cost 30.000 per person (Feb 2015).
The ruins are well worth a visit; bring lunch and enjoy it in the old Plaza Mejor. </see>