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Casa de la Independencia

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Address: 14 de Mayo y Pte Manuel Franco, Asuncion, Paraguay
Phone Number: 021-493-918
Description: This is the site of the 1811 declaration of independence from Spain.

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This is the place from which the party marched over to the Spanish viceroy, demanding the country's independence. It is a small museum now. Access is free. It's worth it to go and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
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Geilenkirchen, Germany
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Geilenkirchen, Germany
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116 reviews 116 reviews
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

This is the place from which the party marched over to the Spanish viceroy, demanding the country's independence. It is a small museum now. Access is free. It's worth it to go and have a look.

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Asuncion, Paraguay
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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132 attraction reviews
243 helpful votes 243 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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48 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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171 attraction reviews
227 helpful votes 227 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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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
6 helpful votes 6 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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109 reviews 109 reviews
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97 helpful votes 97 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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75 helpful votes 75 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
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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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