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Casa de la Independencia

14 de Mayo y Pte Manuel Franco, Asuncion, Paraguay
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Ranked #5 of 33 Attractions in Asuncion
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
Description: This is the site of the 1811 declaration of independence from Spain.
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Dublin Ireland
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114 reviews 114 reviews
34 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

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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401 reviews 401 reviews
170 attraction reviews
186 helpful votes 186 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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56 reviews 56 reviews
14 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
53 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 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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Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
20 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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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130 reviews 130 reviews
31 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 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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Asunción, Central, Paraguay
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

Just as the title suggests it is interesting place to visit but for tourists information in a different language would be great. Maybe having brochures for people who are no fluent in spanish.

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South America
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59 reviews 59 reviews
26 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

This was a very nice little stop where you can learn about Paraguay's history in the spot where it happened. The curator even speaks great English if you would rather hear the information in English. I totally recommend it if you are looking for a way to fill an after noon. It will take you about 30-45 minutes or so... More

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