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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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Original house of independence plotters, gives a sense of what contemporary homes were like

A good - and free - museum, containing interesting artefacts, furniture and historical notes from the time of Paraguay's independence. The best aspect of it for me was how well... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A good - and free - museum, containing interesting artefacts, furniture and historical notes from the time of Paraguay's independence. The best aspect of it for me was how well preserved/restored the property is, giving a strong sense of how a well to do resident of Asuncion lived. There was a disappointing lack of English translations for the notes accompanying... More 

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Asuncion, Paraguay
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46 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Well kept museum-house, one of the oldest still standing houses in Asunción. The patron of this museum is the most loving person!

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Tokyo, Japan
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I gave the Presidential Palace an "Average" so am sort of obliged to give this a "Very Good" in comparison, although the fact that it is free helps. This is an adequately set up and maintained museum staffed by informed and well-meaning people. If seeing how people of European descent lived here a century or so ago is your thing,... More 

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Itaugua, Paraguay
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

It is a little unkept and there doesn't appear to be much care put in the layout or selection of pieces, but it is an important spot in the history of this wonderful country. Take a few minutes (like 10 is all it takes) and walk through this free museum.

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Asuncion, Paraguay
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

if you wany to walk around and read each detail it might take you longer but a quick tour cold last you 20-30 min a lovely glance into the past of Asuncion

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São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

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.

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IL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

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 

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Thank albinoviking
Asuncion, Paraguay
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

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.

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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.

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Santiago, Chile
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144 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 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 

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