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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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Description: This is the site of the 1811 declaration of independence from Spain.
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typical colonial building

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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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.

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Paraguay
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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.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 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 

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La Rochelle, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Everything is in Spanish. A small museum, visit lasts about 30-60 minutes. Free and centrally located

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Brasilia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

It is really small. Even with the on going expansion, it is a small place considered the history it represents. It tells details about the independence of the country. Also, shows the furniture and decoration of the time of the main facts took place. Staff is welcoming and the guides are nice ladies that not only know about the history... More 

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Geilenkirchen, Germany
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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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 284 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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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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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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