Southern Paraguay Sights

Centro Hidroeléctrico de Itaipú

  • Dam

Published 02/08/2016

Fodor's Review

South America's great engineering marvel is the world's largest hydroelectric facility, and spans the Paraná river between Paraguay and Brazil. Construction on the dam, as tall as a 65-story building, was completed in 1984. The installation supplies 19% of Brazil's power needs and an astounding 91% of Paraguay's. Admission is free from the Paraguayan side. (The visitor center on Brazil's side charges for visits.) Take in an informative 90-minute tour and/or a spectacular sound-and-light show on weekend nights.


Sight Information


Hernandarías, 18 km. (11mi.) north of Ciudad del Este, Ciudad del Este, Alto Paraná, Paraguay



Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Tours: weekdays 8, 9:30, 2, 3, Sat. 9, 9:30, 10:30, 2, 3, Sun. 8, 9:30, 10:30; Sound-and-light show: Fri. and Sat. 9pmOct.–Feb. (arrive by 7:30), 8pmMar.–Sept. (arrive by 6:30)

Published 02/08/2016


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