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Government Palace (Palacio de Gobierno)

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El Paraguayo Independiente y Juan de Ayolas, Asuncion, Paraguay
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All reviews beautiful building government palace the river lit up at night take pictures nice view worth a visit photos riverside president paraguay costanera palacio security illumination centro architecture
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Very nice and hystorical place, stil I preferred to see it during the day. Nice photos from the front view with Asuncion letters in the garden, nice gardens in the rear. During the night it is copiously illuminated but I did not really appreciate the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank pisa1999
Reviewed October 4, 2018 via mobile

It is a government property and heavily guarded. After seeing the front walk around the palace to the back towards the river. The ASUncion sign is there with a nice view of the palace at the back. Also you can sit on the benches near...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Urojahaji
Reviewed August 30, 2018

The neoclassical palace, where now Paraguay's president and government reside, had once been built as of 1857 by the orders of then president Carlos Antonio Lopez for his son, the general and future president Francisco Solano Lopez, one of the most controversial figures in Latin...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed August 22, 2018 via mobile

The issue with this place is it’s too restricted, you feel like the guards will shoot you at any moment. Definitely not welcoming. I think it’s beautiful to see regardless, perhaps during the day from the costanera, and then come in the evening and have...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank wasec2015
Reviewed June 23, 2018

This building looks great from the outside but it is not permitted to enter or get that close. I happened to be there when they were preparing for a change of PM so there were an impressive array of flags outside. There is a nice...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank fimahon
Reviewed April 29, 2018

The best impression one gets from this building is the British influence in original infrastructure, but more modern government buildings tend to be depressing Soviet-influenced architecture.

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed March 7, 2018

The government palace is located in the historical center, close to the Paraguay river. Unfortunately, due to security, one cannot get to close to it, so I had to take pictures from a reasonable distance. However, at the back of the palace there is a...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Ricardo M
Reviewed March 5, 2018

the best thing to do is to arrange a visit within the Palace of Government the building, in neoclassical Spanish colonial style stands since 1867 and was bombarded during the ferocious war of the Triple Alliance (Brazil, Argentina, and Uruguay against Paraguay). It has been...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Carlos K
Reviewed February 27, 2018

Right next to the Costaner (river walk) nice place for pics, this is where the president works! The picture here is white, but it is actually a pink color now because the restored the building to its original way.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Timo T
Reviewed February 4, 2018 via mobile

The Palace is at the town centre and "the historical front" of the building has a view to the Paraguay River; most of the people visit the place from "the actual front". The place has a lot of history and was the first shout of...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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kelcie f
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Response from TomasBB | Reviewed this property |
Almost no "public" buildings in Paraguay are publicĺy accessible. The palace is strictly guarded by the army and definitely not accessible. Regarding the transport, I think the best way to discover Asuncion is walking. The... More