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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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important landmark

Very important landmark for any sightseeing tour of Asunción. It's a pretty building, which can be viewed from the downtown as well as the riverside. The building was inspired by... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
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Geilenkirchen, Germany
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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

I cannot say that I went inside, as I only visited it briefly at night but it was a beautiful building to see at night. The gardens have beautiful lighting and the building looks like a wonderfully built colonial structure.

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

You can't go in. Security everywhere so we didn't take photos. Me beautiful from the river side than the stretch side. Also, go to the Manzana opposite and thee is a good view from their café.

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Asuncion, Paraguay
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

After being white for years, it is now pink! The flower gardens are kept so nice. Don't forget to walk around the back to the bayside view. Great to get there around sunset.

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Geilenkirchen, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Very important landmark for any sightseeing tour of Asunción. It's a pretty building, which can be viewed from the downtown as well as the riverside. The building was inspired by French architecture, such as Versailles. The riverside is the actual front since important guests, in those days, arrived by water.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Does really not seem much, but is the presidential palace of Paraguy. We actually thought it looked better from the water side than from the front.

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Santiago, Chile
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
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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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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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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Address: El Paraguayo Independiente y Juan de Ayolas, Asuncion, Paraguay
Location: South America  >  Paraguay  >  Asuncion

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