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Casa de la Independencia

Address: 14 de Mayo y Pte Manuel Franco, Asuncion, Paraguay
Phone Number: 021-493-918
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Ranked #6 of 41 things to do in Asuncion
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This is the site of the 1811 declaration of independence from Spain.
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Type: Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This is the site of the 1811 declaration of independence from Spain.
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Asuncion, Paraguay
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Very well maintained , clean and easy to follow . All items are clearly explained . If you have time , a must in Asuncion since it clearly explains the night of the move to independence .

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Tampa, Florida
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289 reviews 289 reviews
120 attraction reviews
194 helpful votes 194 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

This is your average historical museum located in downtown Asuncion. I actually missed a few times because the photos in the brochure were deceiving. It is a very small historical home kept in its original form outside but turned into a museum that displays the history of Paraguay's independence. It take about 30 minutes to see everything just not a... More 

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Dublin Ireland
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134 reviews 134 reviews
45 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

I actually waited a week for the museum to reopen on 15August, the day Asunción was founded. It was being decorated for the big day. Lots of wonderful historic documents, including a copy of the Declaration of Independence. The building itself is the original with period furniture to decorate. This museum is a must visit.

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Kampala, Uganda
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403 reviews 403 reviews
171 attraction reviews
204 helpful votes 204 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

It's free and downtown, so why not spend half an hour and walk through its exhibits. The location is relevant for its historical significance, but the displays are, at best, only mildly interesting.

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Carlsbad, California
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182 reviews 182 reviews
47 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Casa de la Independencia is an adobe house which was built in 1772. In 1811 several men met here to declare the independence of Paraguay from Spain which was achieved peacefully. The museum is very small but it is interesting to visit.

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Asuncion, Paraguay
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

A nice little museum in the centre of the city. It´s a very historically important site, so worth visiting on that alone. Filled with period furnishings and some nice examples of the wooden religous carvings you will see more of in Trinidad, the staff will give very detailed explanations of everything you see - in Spanish only.

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Vitoria, ES
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108 reviews 108 reviews
58 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

This is where Paraguay Independence was planned and declared. A small museum, still rich and interesting. Very well organized, should not be missed

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Adelaide
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67 reviews 67 reviews
21 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

we enjoyed the sundial and displays. it is a lovely old building and the staff were nice too. I recommend a visit here.

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Bal Harbour, Florida
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

Restoration needed. Many of the artifacts need to be preserved in temperature controlled environment. The official guide was very knowledgeable and professional. Enjoyed my visit and came away better educated.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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137 reviews 137 reviews
34 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

Tiny house, with a few historic scenes and furniture around. Can walk through in 10 minutes. Entrance free.

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