Paraguay: History


Historical places in Paraguay

Ruins of Jesus of Tavarangue

Ruins of jesus de tavarague

The Jesuit Ruins in Paraguay are one of the best preserved in South America and were designated a UN World Heritage Site.

National Pantheon of the Heroes

National pantheon of the heroes

The pantheon is a national monument of Paraguay and inside lie the remains of the great heroes of Paraguayan history.

Special collections at the University of Kansas

The following guide offers information on Spanish, Portuguese, and Latin American book and manuscript holdings in Special Collections at the Kenneth Spencer Research Library.  The holdings at Spencer Research Library at KU include a collection of manuscripts related to Paraguay.  Follow the link and scroll down to Paraguay to see the complete listing: 

Example of notable Paraguayan manuscript collections:

Natalicio González collection. Paraguay, 1595-1965Paraguayan historical and economical material collected by the politician, author, historian, and former Paraguayan president Natalicio Gonzalez.  Includes: autobiographical scrapbooks, 1900-1965; governmental reports, 1926-1953, on transportation, economics, etc.; scrapbooks on economics, ca. 1940-1960; transcripts from the Archivo Nacional, 1595-1788; war and politics 1860-1868.

Important historical museums in Paraguay

Eva Peron with hands in the air

             Museo Casa de la Independencia

             Museo Historico Nacional Bernardino Caballero

             Museo Dr. Gaspar Rodriguez de Francia