Museo del Barro
Museo del Barro
4.5
2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Friday
2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Opens a scene where the various visual expressions of Paraguay are shown. Abre una escena en donde se exponen las diversas expresiones visuales del Paraguay.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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vern C
Mount Vernon, WA662 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
I lived in Asunción for 6 years and never knew this place existed. After speaking with one of the directors today during our visit, I learned that it has been around for 40 years. It was an interesting place - quite eclectic. The collection ranged from collections of old religious relics, indigenous pottery and costumes to modern pottery and art. Art was the predominant theme of the museum and I have to admit that I was not very impressed. The reason was that it was mostly modern and rather unusual art, something that simply does not appeal to me in the least. In fact a lot of it was just plain strange. Still, the place is worth a visit, especially if you go on Friday or Saturday when entry is free.
Written September 24, 2022
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Reslysten54
Vienna, VA2,068 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
It's a neatly organized museum with a rich collections.

Among the many pottery artefacts are a few examples of early erotic art, which I attach photos of.

There were also paintings of interest, in particular one that creates an optical illusion of depth that is fascinating--also attached.

It's a very diverse museum, so chances are you'll find something of interest.
Written November 29, 2022
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HelenaGuerra
Washington DC, DC14,515 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Couples
The Museo del barro is an oasis in a country that refuses to celebrate or showcase its own culture. Here you will find awesome multicultural art, including awesome indigenous ART. It’s a small but very meaningful space, with lots of learning and viewing. Highly recommend.
Written December 30, 2022
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Eulenspeegel
San Antonio de Pereira, Colombia1,670 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Museo del Barro is situated not too far from our hotel in Santisma Trinidad, and is located conveniently off Aviadores de Chaco. Entrance is free, and we were totally surprised by the collection of local artists (including urban and indigenous artwork). We were particularly impressed by some of the works of Luis Delgado.

Most of the collections are situated on the ground floor, but some interesting artwork and indigenous lore and artifacts can be found on the second floor as well. The museum is well-maintained by a small staff. Near the entrance, there is a pair of shops which sell artisan crafts made by local artists.

Two hours is more than sufficient to enjoy the various collections of arte del barro. A stop at the museum is highly recommended.
Written November 17, 2019
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APSLeeds
Leeds2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Excellent gallery. Huge collection of indigenous art and artefacts, historical paintings and contemporary artwork. Shop selling some art books in English as well as Spanish. Visited every time I'm in Asuncion. Very knowledgable guides. A creative oasis.
Written January 13, 2007
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Wanderer-traveler
Los Angeles, CA22 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2015 • Solo
This is a lovely museum in a more affluent suburban location. They had a tremendous amount of religious art from the Missions period. There was a lot of pottery, including pottery from other countries (like Moche from Peru).
Written April 4, 2015
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Carly W
San Estanislao, San Pedro, Paraguay30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2012
Paraguayan museums leave a bit to be desired, so I didn't expect much from this one (especially considering that it was free). However, this is a definite highlight. There's a ton of great pre-Colombian art and a great selection of Paraguayan art ranging from indigenous to modern day. The hours are a bit weird, though. They don't open until 3:00.
Written April 7, 2012
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JABSuffolk
Halesworth, UK68 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is a world class collection of the folk art (and other) of Paraguay. The only downside is the paucity of labelling. But it is well displayed and well worth a visit. The museum shop stocks good quality artifacts from indigenous communities and local craftsmen. Werll worth a trip.
Written July 2, 2009
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Richard F
Manchester, UK110 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2015 • Solo
On the plus side, its free and has quite electic exhitbits which appear interesting. The museum is down a narrow lane and off to the left. On the downside, opening hours are weird, for example it is only open late afternoons to early evenings mid week. There is only Spanish which makes it non accessible for other language speakers. There semms to be a mix of modern stuff influenced by older items, some intrigueing surrealist paintings which reminds me of The Beatles yellow submarine animation, there is also alot the same thing with plenty of masks, lots of Christs on crosses etc. It is also rather far out of the centre, I can safely say you could skip this.
Written March 25, 2015
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MastaBaba
Kampala, Uganda380 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2014 • Solo
Not too special and a bit out of the way, but also free and with a few decent enough exhibits.

It's worth going on a lost morning or afternoon. But keep in mind the museum's erratic opening times. Currently only Tuesday afternoon, from 3:30 till 8, and from Wednesday to Saturday in the mornings until 12pm and then from 3:30 onwards.
Written April 9, 2014
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