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Government Palace (Palacio de Gobierno)

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Address: El Paraguayo Independiente y Juan de Ayolas, Asuncion, Paraguay

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The Government Palace is a place that you should visit in a trip to Asunción. From there you have a nice view to Asunción Bay, the Port, the Costanera.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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Santiago, Chile
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

The Government Palace is a place that you should visit in a trip to Asunción. From there you have a nice view to Asunción Bay, the Port, the Costanera.

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Ostrava
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Except nice exterior view (that must be admired from big distance around 50 metros because of strict military guard) nothing is interesting there.

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Asuncion, Paraguay
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I have dear memories of this building for professional reasons. It has recently been refurbished and seen from the road it is quite impressive and elegant. It is listed here as an attraction but I guess tourists cannot get inside the guarded area, as this is where the Head of State has his office.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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21 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

It was a Sunday so the President was off but we were able to tour around the palace built on the riverside.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

This Palacio houses a fine little museum. The 'how we lived' section featured some amazing artefacts like a very handsome canoe fashioned from a single vast tree, but the most haunting exhibits were photos of the 'Disappeared' and those grieving for them. Black and white photos, they were well curated. I'd have appreciated more bilingual signs, but fortunately the photos... More 

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Frederick, Maryland
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

i only saw the palace lit up in the evening and it is very pretty and photogenic both from the front and back sides, Definitely see it at night!

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London
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51 reviews 51 reviews
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Saw as part of half day tour, interesting history, pretty in pink. Not much more to say, best seen from bar/cafe in Casa viola directly opposite (almost hidden entrance to cultural centre up on left) and they do decent espresso too.

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Tampa, Florida
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129 attraction reviews
230 helpful votes 230 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

You could pretty much see the Cathedral, Theather, Goverment Palace, Legislative building ,and Avenida Costanera in one day. Great architecture but I was a bit surprised it was pink in color because most photos I saw prior to my travel to Asuncion showed it as a white building. Just remember it is one of the highlights in the city of... More 

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Brazil
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Great building with a view to the river. The building itself is great and imponent. The most beautiful attraction in the city.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Beautifully kept, worth going to see but armed police and army are very intimidating. One of our party stepped on the lawn and she was whistled and pointed at to get off even there were no signs saying to keep off.

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