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The Bertoni Monument
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What is it?
A museum located in the woods that retraces the history of Swiss scientist and writer Moisés Santiago Bertoni.

What is there to do?
Learn about the legacy of the most important scientist and researcher in Paraguay's history. Brilliant biologist, meteorologist, cartographer and agronomist, Moisés Santiago Bertoni settled on the Paraná River banks late in the 19th century. He lived in a house deep in the Paraguayan jungle where he did his research and experiments surrounded by the amazingly exuberant and varied nature. Today a museum open to tourist visitation, the place holds ten rooms in which visitors find personal objects, book manuscripts, letters, and part of the library containing 7 thousand books, newspapers, magazines and rare maps from the 19th and 20th centuries, besides a reconstruction of the lab and the shop Bertoni used to print his publications. The Swiss even set up a mail and telegraph station to ensure scientific production could be sent and received. Near the museum, tourists can also see how natives from the mby’a tribe live, an ancestral Paraguayan people still living in the area.

When?
Tuesdays to Sundays from 7:30am to 3pm.

How much?
Free access.

Where?
40 km south of Ciudad Presidente Franco, on the banks of the Paraná River. Accessed via a dirt road connecting Presidente Franco to Los Cedrales. Also by boats that dock at Porto Moisés Bertoni.

Questions?
(061) 599-8040 / fax (061) 599-8045 / arevalos@itaipu.gov.py