The capital and largest city is Asunción.

Asunción has a historic downtown full of rich history. It has important architectural groupings, such as the "Riviera Block," a well-preserved entire city block of the city that is site of the oldest house in the city, the Cathedral, Lopez Palace, the Railroad, and the House of Independence. The magnificent Teatro Lírico, numerous nightlife spots, huge shopping malls, restaurants and first-class hotels showcase Asunción as a modern capital city.