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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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A moment of history

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.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Brandon K
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

If you have a short time to visit Asuncion, Casa de la Indipendencia is not too miss. The colonial building is in the city center and its rooms and artefacts give the idea of how Paraguay planned and gained its independence, as well as how its founding fathers lived.

Thank SoulAndHeart
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 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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Asuncion, Paraguay
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

It is packed with history and vibes of people involved in the ultimate independence of Paraguay. It´s is not big, but worth a walk! remember to sign the guest book in the Congress hall. Enjoy your visit! excellent for all!

Thank litinchu
Vallejo, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

Nicely laid out. Helpful staff but would have been better w/some English printed explanations or guide available. Just a bit more informative that way. But really enjoyed going there

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Belo Horizonte, MG
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

Some times in Asunción I have an idea that people give up the museum organization before concluding it. This one presents some historical components of ancient life in Asunción. No more than that. Free and interesting..

Thank Diogo_Matos
Fredonia, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2016

We do not speak Spanish so we could not enjoy the museum fully but there was a guide with some English who did her best to help us. But even without Spanish the museum was interesting because much of it was self-explanatory. Also it was simply a lovely spot.

Thank Cynthia W

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