On the Mountain

  • The Monument is a space to enjoy the beauty and peace of Paraguay's Rift Valley.
  • Millions of years ago, during the formation of the South American continent, mountains and hills rose from kilometers beneath the earth to create one of the worlds best visual examples of a rift valley.
  • Located on Monte Matteo , at an altitude of 450 meters above sea level, the Monument is a calm environment of expansive views and mountain breezes.
  • From the three platforms on the observation tower, it is possible to see an 80 kilometer panorama of the rift valley and a 360-degree view of the unique geological landscape.
  • Comfortable seating is always available. When making reservations, please check availability for tours, binoculars, telescopes, and food service.
  • When you decide to visit, plan to stay for an amazing sunset over the mountains.

The Space

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    Western Views
    The north-south section of the Rift Valley has a geological history of 400 million years.
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    Southern Views
    The east-west section of the Rift Valley is rich in Paraguayan cultural history, including the country's independence.

What you can see

  •   80 kilometers of panoramic views
  •   Cerro Porteño
    The most famous battlefield in Paraguay
  •   Las Sierras de Ybycuí
    One of the most visually distinct landscapes in the world
  •   Lago Ypacaraí
    The lake surrounded by historic cities
  •   Cerro Mbatoví
    One of the oldest geological formations in Paraguay
  •   Cerro Acahay (montaña)
    The mountain and natural monument that has the shape of a collapsed volcano
  •   Cerro Santo Tomás (montaña)
    The mountain and natural monument that divides the southern and western sections of the rift valley
  •   Serranías de Paraguarí
    A mountain range with incredible sunset views
  •   La zona Sapucaí - La Colmena
  •   A 360°  view of the entire area

Tours and Exhibitions

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    A range of tours that detail the geological evolution and human history of the rift valley.
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Observation Platforms

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    Activities to see the valley with our binoculars and telescopes.
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