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Catedral de Nuestra Senora de la Asuncion

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Address: Plaza Independencia, Asuncion, Paraguay
Phone Number: 021/449-512
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Nice church, but in ugly surroundings

The church is nice, in baroque stile, but the whole city is dirty - people throw trash to the street and nobody cleans that.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
Zagreb, Croatia
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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The cathedral is a pleasant, peaceful environment, whose chief attraction is the extensive and finely wrought silver work at the altar.

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Doral, Fl 33122
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

old church to represent the fundation of the city of ascunicon you can appreciate the art work made by the indians

Thank Manuel & Ana D
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476 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 409 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

I agree with the reviews which say this is a plain church, with problematic opening hours, in an insalubrious area We did manage to see inside, it was on a Sunday, but they were about to close the building. In all honestly , you get more from the outside of the building than the inside. And yes the area is... More 

Thank moraira
Pleasanton, California
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554 reviews
355 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 544 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Latin America is home to a lot of beautiful churches and they usually keep their doors open. This one is simple, it's located in a trashed area (but we felt pretty safe there, so it's just the garbage on the streets, the people were friendly) and it was closed without any schedule posted.

Thank heckfy
Zagreb, Croatia
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78 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

The church is nice, in baroque stile, but the whole city is dirty - people throw trash to the street and nobody cleans that.

Thank marijansesvete
New York
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236 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

This does not have the appeal of cathedrals you see in other Latin American capitals. A few feet in front of it seems to be a car park. There's also a favela just beyond with much of the population spilling over into the "park" in front of the car park in front of the cathedral.

Thank KANewYork
Ardmore, Pennsylvania
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77 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

The Metropolitan Cathedral is a simple church in the central part of Asuncion. It was open the Saturday morning we visited, but many areas were inaccessible in preparation for Pope Francis' visit in July. The cathedral interior was not ornate with a beautifully painted flat roof and a modern altar which faces the people. Worth a visit if you're in... More 

Thank bobscribe
La Rochelle, France
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Not like a cathedral. Simple but pleasant. Renovating it a little at the moment as Pope Francis will visit in mid July.

Thank MiddletonWright
Asuncion, Paraguay
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8 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I attended here a Christmas concert on December 2014; and found the cathedral beautiful and worth visiting. Unfortunately it was not possible the next time I went, which was during the Holy Week. It was closed, there was nobody to give us information as to the opening hours. Que pena.

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Santiago, Chile
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28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

On a Saturday morning the Cathedral was closed and nobody in the sorroundings (includiong a Pólice Station), knew the hours of masses. The place did not look safe.

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