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

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If you take a guided tour of this city this should be one of the stops. They will give you fifteen minutes or so to look around. You can get a good overview in that time but if... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
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47 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place tells a lot about the history of Paraguay. Friendly historicians explains all about the country's independence and a little bit about the war against Triple Aliance.

Thank Priscila R
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19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you take a guided tour of this city this should be one of the stops. They will give you fifteen minutes or so to look around. You can get a good overview in that time but if you really enjoy history plan on spending a good hour or two here to read all the descriptions and have a good... More 

Thank albinoviking
Asuncion, Paraguay
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very rustic type museam. It is very interesting especially if you alreay know some Paraguayan history. Some very nice antiques are on display in the different rooms of this small historical house. There is usually no guide or service offered so you're on your own. Take along a friend who knows the history and can explain.

Thank gingerbreadgrammy
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8 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

An interesting view to the life style in the early XIX century. Unfortunately, you'll have to visit it all on your own, since there's hardly anybody to guide you.

Thank DiosnelH
Santiago, Chile
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136 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

We spent the day seeing museums and historical attractions in Asunción and this was our last stop. In fact we almost decided to give it a miss, but I'm so glad we didn't. It was the best of the museums we visited - well maintained, descriptive, lots of historical information about the house itself and the independence movement, and some... More 

Thank FrequentIndia
Santiago, Chile
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47 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

Nice and well mantained house, built in 1772. It has several artifacts from the colony period. There is also a short but interesting film of how Asunción was at that time. There is a nice patio where you can sit and imagine life during the colony. Finally, you can visit a path (secret at that time) from where the patriots... More 

Thank RCCI
Lawrence, Kansas
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22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

I was greeted at the door by a lovely woman who told me she only spoke a little English. Still she stayed with me the entire time and gave me details about the house and the objects. I grasped enough of what she told me that I am pretty sure I know what she was telling me. The house is... More 

Thank Sara M
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Casa de la Independencia is a stop in your visit of Asuncion's downtown. You can see many articles of the Paraguayan's history among very good room decorations.

Thank Joessw
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27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

where it all happened - the bloodless independence takeover in 1811. this house has been preserved for all to see what the homes of the Asuncion people were like back then. Small but good.

Thank Joanna F
New York
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208 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Paraguay was the first country in South America apparently to declare independence and that was done from here. A museum with period furniture, paitings, knick knacks. It looks like at some point the buildings importance was forgotten, but then someone remembered it and now there's a big attempt to put it together again. In a couple of years it should... More 

Thank KANewYork

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