Hotel in Asuncion – Posada del Cielo
Our hotel was founded in 2008 and is located in the Villa Mora district, one of the best areas in Asuncion, the capital of Paraguay. In 2018, the hotel was completely renovated and modernized. It was managed and founded by Werner Penner.
Our hotel has 25 modern rooms, with marble floors, air conditioning, bedrooms, bathrooms, cooking facilities, fast internet access and everything that goes with it. Of course there is also a room service and a wake-up service available for our visitors. Furthermore, all visitors to the hotel have the ability to contact the reception at any time of the day or night if they have any wishes or questions.
In addition, our hotel has a number of other special features. For example, it has a meeting room, a gym and a swimming pool in the hotel’s courtyard. Here, our guests can cool off and relax after a long day of exploring Asuncion or the surrounding areas of the city.
If visitors need suggestions for day trips, they have the ability to learn more about placed of interest at the tourist information board. Our guests can also have their laundry washed and dried on site.
High quality furniture, as well as friendly and always available service staff, guarantee a pleasant stay and a relaxed sleep in all rooms in the hotel.
Thanks to the renovation carried out in 2018, our rooms have a fresh and very modern atmosphere. The rooms are equipped with all important furniture and additional services to make your stay an unforgettable experience for our visitors. This is particularly appreciated by our regular customers, for whom we are the first port of call when they return to the city.
The rooms are composed of a bedroom and a bathroom and all have a marble floor, which gives each room a clean and noble appearance.
The sleeping area consists of, depending on room category, at least one single or double bed and a bedside table. Each room also has a wardrobe, television and desk. In each room, our guests will also find air conditioning and heating, which can be adjusted according to their needs.
The bathrooms, also in marble design, consist of a toilet and a shower. All bathrooms have windows, which guarantees good ventilation at all times. In addition, our hotel in Asuncion offers all visitors the opportunity to surf the internet, as every room has W-LAN access.
If you have any questions about availability or would like to book a room directly, please contact us by email or use our contact form.
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What visitors to our hotel should know about Asuncion and Paraguay
Asunción, capital of Paraguay
The Paraguayan capital Asunción – also the largest city in the South American state – has around 525,300 inhabitants (as of July 2019), and around 1.9 million people live in the entire area. The name means “Ascension” in Spanish and is based on the Assumption of the Virgin Mary. In the Guaraní language, the city is called Paraguaŷ, while the country is called Paraguái.
Geography of Asunción
The city is located in a bay on the left side of the Río Paraguay. It has several hills. One of them is the Loma Cabará, where Asunción was probably founded. In addition, many streams flow through the city and feed the Paraguay River. Most of them originate directly in the urban area and were probably a main motive for founding a settlement here. For a long time, the inhabitants of the city obtained their drinking water from them, but nowadays, they are surrounded by water pipes. This also serves as protection against flooding. Before the transition to Paraguay, some lagoons formed that attracted mosquitoes – Asunción has a serious problem with the mosquito Aedes Aegypti, which transmits dengue fever. The city is divided into districts. The capital is actually surrounded by several other cities, which it has grown together with in recent decades.
After the Spanish conquest in August 1537, a fort was built on what is now the city, which Salazar de Espinoza had built. The order came from the conquistador Pedro de Mendoza. In September 1541, the fortified settlement received the status of a city. This makes it one of the oldest Spanish cities in South America. Its real name – still official today – is “La muy noble-y leal ciudad de-Nuestra Señora Santa María-de la Asunción” (The Very Venerable and Loyal City of Our Blessed Lady of Ascension). Starting from Asunción, the Spaniards carried out several expeditions and founded further cities on the continent, which earned the Paraguayan city the nickname “Madre de Ciudades” (“Mother of the Cities”). One of these later settlements was the Argentine capital Buenos Aires. The Spaniards who emigrated to Paraguay and their descendants intermingled with the natives, and soon regarded themselves as South Americans who rebelled against the Spanish colonial rulers. The first significant uprising took place in 1731 and Paraguay became independent in 1811. A dictatorship arose under José Rodríguez de Francias. The new rulers tore down the original city center of Asunción and rebuilt it in a chessboard pattern, which paradoxically was a reference to the Spanish architectural style in the colonies. At times, Asunción was occupied by Brazilians in the course of armed conflicts between the late 1860s and 1870s, who also left architectural traces. The city was heavily populated by Europeans in the 19th century, including Spaniards, Germans and Italians. In the 1880s, it had about 20,000 inhabitants. A second wave of immigration followed in the early 20th century, this time Turks, Syrians and Lebanese came. Their traces are also visible in the cityscape.
Places of interest in Asunción
In the city center, the Plaza de los Héroes and the Calle de la Independencia form the architectural and cultural center. Most of the banks, shops, exchange offices and souvenir shops are located along the east-west Calle Palma and Estrella de Mayo. There are free concerts in the pedestrian area of Calle Palma on weekends. Architectural highlights are:
- Panteón de los Héroes: The Panteón, with the nickname “Oratorio de la Virgen,” was built in 1863. The nickname refers to the patron saint of the city, Virgen de la Asunción. She was a marshal and since 1936, has been symbolically watching over the bones of Paraguayan war heroes.
- Central station Central del Ferrocarril: It has existed since 1861, and an interesting museum is attached.
- Catedral Metropolitana: The foundation stone for this cathedral – bishop’s church of the archdiocese – was already laid in the 17th century. In the 19th century, the building was completed. The altar is especially worth seeing.
- Palacio de Gobierno: The government palace was once the residence of the first Paraguayan president Francisco Solano López, the Palacio therefore is also referred to as “de los López”. It was built by Alonso Taylor after the model of the Louvre in Paris.
- Cabildo: The building was once the Town Hall and now houses the National Cultural Center.
- Casa de la Independencia: This older house was a nest of resistance against the Spanish colonial masters. Since 1961, it has been a museum of the independence revolt.
- Casa Viola, Casa Castelví: These are probably the oldest houses in Asunción, dating from the late 18th century. Today, they serve the culture and the municipal library.
- Iglesia de la Encarnación: It is worth visiting the small, hidden church. It contains valuable cultural monuments.
- Iglesia de la Trinidad: This is the Church of the Holy Sepulchre of Carlos Antonio López, who had it built.
- Jardín Botánico: The botanical garden was the summer resort of President López. Today, it is home to the Zoological Garden and three museums, including the Indigenous Museum.
- Parque Caballero: This quiet green oasis takes its name from General Bernadino Caballero, who became a war hero in the late 19th century. At the edge of the Parque Caballero, in front of the river bank, lies the Chacarita favela, which is constantly threatened by flooding in Paraguay. The inhabitants therefore only erect makeshift buildings.
- Cerro Lambaré: From the highest mountain of the city there is an impressive view. It is easy to hike.
South American prices for some luxury products – including branded sneakers and textiles – are typically slightly lower than in Europe, making shopping worthwhile. The shopping centers are located on the arterial roads. However, customs controls the quantity of goods carried. But souvenirs and some good things are allowed. With guided tours, the travelers usually visit at least one of the large shopping malls. Of course, it is also possible to buy directly in the city center, but there, the prices for souvenirs are clearly higher.