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Monte Matteo
Paraguay
View from the East
View from the East
The Asunción Rift Valley in background
View from the West
View from the West
The Asunción Rift Valley in background
Quick Facts
Elevation 435 meters (1427 feet)
Noteable
Coordinates 25°35'34.8"S 57°05'24.2"W / 63.0695°N X151.0074°W / 63.0695; -X151.0074Coordinates: 25°35'34.8"S 57°05'24.2"W  /  63.0695°N x151.0074°W / 63.0695; -x151.0074
Geography
Located 70 kilometers from the capital of Asunción
Mte. Matteo
Mte. Matteo
Location 15km from Paraguarí
Accessibility
Easiest route Ruta Paraguari-Piribebuy
Restricted Private Land, The Monte Matteo Visual Arts Archive

Monte Matteo, Republic of Paraguay (also known as Mont Matteo) is a private 60 hectare (148 acre) park situated on an elevated land mass that is 435 meters (1427 feet) above sea level.

Located 70 kilometers from the capital of Asunción, the park is the home of The Monte Matteo Visual Arts Archive, an international art heritage program. It is also the main office of the Mountain Data Bank, a secure data archiving business.

The park overlooks 80 kilometers of Paraguay's most important geological feature, the Asunción Rift Valley.    [3D Interactive Map]

Many of Paraguay's most well-know geological formations, including two natural monuments, can been seen from the summit. It is the highest observation point in Paraguay that is accessible by vehicle.

 

Vista[edit]

The summit of Monte Matteo permits a 74 kilometer view towards the horizon and a total viewing diameter of 85 kilometers from Lago Ypacaraí to the Sapucaí-La Colmena Zone.

The park overlooks two of the three sections of the Asunción Rift Valley: the western segment, running 90 kilometers in a NW-SE direction between Benjamin Aceval and Paraguarí; and the central section running 70 kilometers from Paraguarí to Villarrica in a E-W direction.

The most significant geological features and historical sites of the Asunción Rift Valley can be seen from the park.

 

 

History[edit]

From the early 1800's until 2016 the area that now comprises Monte Matteo was principally used for agriculture and cattle grazing.

In 2017 parts of the park were designated for operations related to The Monte Matteo Visual Arts Archive and other parts were designated as scenic overlook areas for tourism.

The name of the park is attributed to the immigrant land owner, Matteo, that unified ownership of the land at the summit.

Location[edit]

The park is situated 435 meters above sea level in Paraguay's Municipality of Paraguarí, 15 kilometers from the city of Paraguari, 4 kilometers North of Cerro Porteno, 2 kilometers North East of Monte Santo Thomas, and 5 kilometers South East of Cerro Mbotovi. GPS Position: 25°35'34.8"S, 57°05'24.2"W

Nearby mountains[edit]

Monte Matteo is located 4 kilometers from Monte Hú, 31 kilometers from Monte Acahay, and 2 kilometers from Monte Santo Thomas.

Many of Paraguay's mountains are locally referred to as hills (Cerros). However, Monte Tres Kandú, Monte Hú, Monte Acahay, and Monte Santo Thomas all meet the international altitude standard for a mountain of 304 meters (1000 feet).

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