Outside the capital there are a few other excellent examples of Spanish
colonial architecture in Paraguay. The Jesuits built numerous
missions in the 1700s and both La Santisima Trinidad de Parana (1706) near Encarnacion
and the unfinished Jesus de Tavarangue are incredibly impressive as examples of
early architecture in Paraguay. The Church in the town of Yaguaron, built in the
1700s, is also an impressive piece of Spanish colonial architecture.
After gaining independence in the early 1800s Paraguay
struggle financially and due to this, relatively few buildings of note were constructed
from this point into the mid-1900s.
In more recent history modern and post-modern architecture have arrived to
Paraguay, primarily to the capital city of Asuncion. The new Congress House
as well as numerous shopping malls are the pinnacle of modern architecture in Paraguay.