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Casa de la Independencia

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Address: 14 de Mayo y Pte Manuel Franco, Asuncion, Paraguay
Phone Number: 021-493-918
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This is the site of the 1811 declaration of independence from Spain.

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Original house of independence plotters, gives a sense of what contemporary homes were like

A good - and free - museum, containing interesting artefacts, furniture and historical notes from the time of Paraguay's independence. The best aspect of it for me was how well... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 11, 2016
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Belo Horizonte, MG
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

Some times in Asunción I have an idea that people give up the museum organization before concluding it. This one presents some historical components of ancient life in Asunción. No more than that. Free and interesting..

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Fredonia, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016

We do not speak Spanish so we could not enjoy the museum fully but there was a guide with some English who did her best to help us. But even without Spanish the museum was interesting because much of it was self-explanatory. Also it was simply a lovely spot.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2016

A good - and free - museum, containing interesting artefacts, furniture and historical notes from the time of Paraguay's independence. The best aspect of it for me was how well preserved/restored the property is, giving a strong sense of how a well to do resident of Asuncion lived. There was a disappointing lack of English translations for the notes accompanying... More 

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Asuncion, Paraguay
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2016

Well kept museum-house, one of the oldest still standing houses in Asunción. The patron of this museum is the most loving person!

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Tokyo, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2016

I gave the Presidential Palace an "Average" so am sort of obliged to give this a "Very Good" in comparison, although the fact that it is free helps. This is an adequately set up and maintained museum staffed by informed and well-meaning people. If seeing how people of European descent lived here a century or so ago is your thing,... More 

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Itaugua, Paraguay
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

It is a little unkept and there doesn't appear to be much care put in the layout or selection of pieces, but it is an important spot in the history of this wonderful country. Take a few minutes (like 10 is all it takes) and walk through this free museum.

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Asuncion, Paraguay
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

if you wany to walk around and read each detail it might take you longer but a quick tour cold last you 20-30 min a lovely glance into the past of Asuncion

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São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

This place tells a lot about the history of Paraguay. Friendly historicians explains all about the country's independence and a little bit about the war against Triple Aliance.

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IL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

If you take a guided tour of this city this should be one of the stops. They will give you fifteen minutes or so to look around. You can get a good overview in that time but if you really enjoy history plan on spending a good hour or two here to read all the descriptions and have a good... More 

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Asuncion, Paraguay
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

This is a very rustic type museam. It is very interesting especially if you alreay know some Paraguayan history. Some very nice antiques are on display in the different rooms of this small historical house. There is usually no guide or service offered so you're on your own. Take along a friend who knows the history and can explain.

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