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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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One of few monuments in the country

Paraguay is not a rich country when it comes to architecture. The Government Palace is one of the few constructions worth any interest. One of the most striking aspects is the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2016
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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This palace is a good photo oportunity. Snap yourself and go and grab something to eat nearby. Paraguay is a beautiful country.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Worth the visit to get a picture of the palace, but you cannot visit the residence. For a great picture, walk across the street to the historic block. There is a cafe with a balcony that overlooks the palace and will give you the best picture of the palace.

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Edmonton, Canada
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

You can't enter the building but it's a gem just next to downtown. You can take photos and shake hands with the guards.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016 via mobile

Go if it's a nice day! You'll walk pass the Palace, which is beautiful, on your right and on your left you'll have great views of the Rio Paraguay!

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Asunción, Central, Paraguay
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

Worth visiting nearby and take some pics and at night there is a nice bar across from the Palace, at the Manzana de la Rivera, where you can enjoy a nice atmosphere, great view and drinks

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

Nothing too special but worth seeing. Beautiful when it's dark and lights are on. It's near the river and have nice garden. Visited July 2008.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016

Paraguay is not a rich country when it comes to architecture. The Government Palace is one of the few constructions worth any interest. One of the most striking aspects is the contrast between this majestic building and the relative poverty that is found in Asuncion. So the message is clear, not everyone is poor and certainly the top politicians are... More 

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Weinheim, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016

Asunción is a city with very little "touristy" attractions. So when in town you might as well go by the government palace. It really looks like a palace and sits right by the river in a central location of the Paraguayan capital. Depending on the political agenda of the day you are visiting you might be able to get in... More 

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

If you're in Asuncion you may as well visit the Government Palace. Asuncion is all right I guess if you're into, say, street photography, but as a tourist-oriented city it falls pretty flat. The Government Palace is the most prominent and standard sight to see here, so should probably be seen if you've made it here. As a sight it... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

It was a Sunday, we just walked in the front door, and had half an hour to wander round the building In a city devoid of tourist attractions, this should be on your list. It is certainly not as grand as say the Casa Rosada in Buenos Aires, so don't expect too much We saw the old government assembly room,... More 

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