culture is a blend chiefly of Guaranian and Spanish elements.
The culture of Paraguay has remained isolated and therefore
has retained many features introduced in the 16th and
17th centuries by the Spanish conquerors, artisans, and
Jesuit missionaries. The Ateneo Paraguayo, a leading cultural
center, sponsors art exhibits, lectures, and concerts,
and Guarani culture is promoted by the Academy of Guarani
Language and Culture, the Indian Association of Paraguay,
and the Guarani Theater.