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Interesting museum with some great exhibitions

This is a great museum inside the Cabildo. There is a section on traditional Indian handicrafts along with some really good artworks. When I went there were some photographs being... read more

Reviewed 15 September 2016
Nick A
London, United Kingdom
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Lake of Bays, Canada
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Reviewed 5 March 2017

Fine building om the Plaza de Independencia and entrance is free. The history of immigration is well worth the visit. However if you do not understand Spanish you will need to go with a guide.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 September 2016

This is a great museum inside the Cabildo. There is a section on traditional Indian handicrafts along with some really good artworks. When I went there were some photographs being exhibited I think about a revolution in Uruguay. Upstairs on the first floor there is a really interesting exhibition about immigration to Paraguay and it contains a lot of artifacts... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 August 2016

It's the big Pink building by the plaza de armas, NOT the address currently listed on tripadvisor. The museum is small and has some decent exhibitions. I found the upstairs and its history about immigration very interesting. From the upstairs you get a nice view of the Asuncion favelas,

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Reviewed 26 June 2016

The price of entry is free and you can spend a little over an hour here. On the top floor is a legislative room that is open to the public to see the visit, cool to see.

Thank JA Experiences N
Asuncion, Paraguay
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2016

This is a place with so great potencial, it has been congress building for many years, and the staircase is a must see... temporary exhibitions are nice, but this place is so great that it needs to be taken care so much more!

Thank frederickbauer72
Santiago, Chile
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Reviewed 15 September 2015

Nice clean and well mantained building. El Cabildo was the first administrative Institution established in 1541. This building was the Government Palace in 1854. It is the exact location of the terrestrial Meridian 0 of Asunción. An the Museum (first floor) you can see Mariscal López working desk and other historic ítems and in the second floor there is an... More 

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New York
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Reviewed 25 July 2015

Located close to the cathedral as well as Casa Lopez. Unlikely you will miss this pink colonial building. Entrance is free. They have temporary art exhibits as well as permanent exhibits. Worth a quick visit. Behind this is a shanty town that seems to be trying to encroach over and almost enclose it. Be cautious particularly in the evenings.

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Ardmore, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 5 July 2015

After visiting the Museo del Barro, the Museo del Cabildo was a little disappointing. There were small displays of indigenous artifacts and religious art as well as political and Paraguayan movie artifacts. The former senate chamber was interesting and there was a special exhibit of modern art when we were there. Overall, nothing to write home about, but the museum... More 

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Geilenkirchen, Germany
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Reviewed 3 May 2015 via mobile

The former legislative building accommodates this museum which covers different aspects of Paraguayan history and some of its important characters. On the ground floor you'll find Asunción's geographical point zero milestone. The view from the upper floor towards the river is very interesting.

Thank Strattybird
Asuncion, Paraguay
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Reviewed 10 December 2014

This is really worth a visit for both the building - the former Paraguay Senate - and the exhibitions inside.

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