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Casa de la Independencia

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Address: 14 de Mayo y Pte Manuel Franco, Asuncion, Paraguay
Phone Number:
+595 21 493918

This is the site of the 1811 declaration of independence from Spain.

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This museum has beautiful pieces of furniture and other items with historical meaning. Could do with some of the explanations being in English but otherwise very interesting... read more

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This museum has beautiful pieces of furniture and other items with historical meaning. Could do with some of the explanations being in English but otherwise very interesting. It also free to enter!

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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a small museum that is the location where famous Paraguayan figures declared independence in the 19th century. It has a variety of artifacts and portraits related to the period. It is an interesting place, and someone who is interested in history will probably enjoy it. However, be aware that signage is in Spanish only, and the staff only... More 

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Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

My title describes it all. A nice place to admite colonial Paraguayan architecture and enjoy visiting a nice traditional display of guarani culture.

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017

It is a very good collection of documents, pictures and furniture and related items from the period of Paraguayan independence.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017

I saw this on a half day tour and it was an interesting attraction. While it wasn't the most exciting place I have seen, it gave a nice look at the history of the country.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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Reviewed 4 December 2016

It is a nice place to understand the History of Paraguay and to visit an interesting point of interest in the middle of the city.

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Dallas, Texas
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Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

This is a nice free stop to make. It will only take about 30 minutes, but you are able to get a glimpse into the independence of the country from Spanish rule. There are not too many historical items to visit in Asuncion, so if you are into history, this should be one of your stops.

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Reviewed 17 September 2016

It is here that modern Paraguay was born. It is here that you'll be provided a few to the lifestyle of wealthy Paraguayans in days gone by. It is here that you'll see important artifacts and art. It is also here that you'll need to use your imagination as there is no English narrative and I was not as lucky... More 

Thank Michael D
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 September 2016

I visited this museum briefly. A great insight into the artifacts of that period in Paraguay's history. Most of the information is in Spanish so if you are not fluent do try read up about it before you go. This is where the independence of Paraguay was planned. Some great paintings of time too. Its worth a couple of hours... More 

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Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Without even asking we were approached by a guide (Cristina) who explained the History of this house, and more generally of Paraguay (in Spanish) for free. It was incredibly interesting and useful. Without a guide the museum itself might lose of its interest so don't hesitate to ask for one.

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