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Casa de la Independencia

Address: 14 de Mayo y Pte Manuel Franco, Asuncion, Paraguay
Phone Number: 021-493-918
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Ranked #7 of 27 Attractions in Asuncion
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
Owner description: This is the site of the 1811 declaration of independence from Spain.
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Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
Owner description: This is the site of the 1811 declaration of independence from Spain.

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Tampa, Florida
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205 reviews 205 reviews
64 attraction reviews
149 helpful votes 149 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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133 reviews 133 reviews
45 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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401 reviews 401 reviews
170 attraction reviews
198 helpful votes 198 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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138 reviews 138 reviews
37 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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United States
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99 reviews 99 reviews
53 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 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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66 reviews 66 reviews
21 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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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132 reviews 132 reviews
34 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 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
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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