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Culture of Asuncion. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

For the people of Asuncion, one of the most significant attractions is the Casa de la Independencia, the oldest building in the city. The beautiful colonial mansion was built in the second half of the 18th century. The building is notable for the fact that the independence of Paraguay from Spain was declared within its walls in May 1811. Locals have celebrated this significant historical event annually for more than 200 years. For them, the old mansion is a real symbol of freedom. The building's appearance has remained virtually unchanged since its construction.
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At the end of the 18th century, it belonged to one of the wealthiest Spanish colonizers. Today, an interesting museum is open within the walls of the historical mansion. It has gathered a diverse collection of exhibits dating back to the colonial period. Its visitors can see ancient weapons and important historical documents, garments from past centuries, and religious artifacts. The well-preserved interior decoration of the house is of great interest too.
A unique cultural and historical center is Manzana de la Rivera. The center includes nine beautiful historical buildings of the 18th and 19th centuries. Each one is of great architectural value, and one of the buildings houses the city's main historical museum. Another building is occupied by the main city library, and several other buildings currently house administrative offices. Copyright
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You'll have the opportunity to stroll through the entire territory of the architectural complex and explore a picturesque courtyard. Some buildings now have exhibition halls so contemporary art exhibitions are held here quite often. The center regularly organizes all kinds of events so there's a good chance you'll witness another musical or theatrical performance. There are an embankment and a beautiful park near the cultural center, so be sure to take a walk through this picturesque location after the tour.
Among Asunción's architectural attractions, it is worth noting the building of the main state university, Universidad Nacional de Asunción. It was founded in 1889 and is still considered the most prestigious educational institution in Latin America. Many prominent figures in politics and culture studied at this university, including several Paraguayan presidents. The university building itself a vivid architectural monument of the 19th century that features an exquisite and harmonious facade design. During its construction, white stone served as the main building material. The entrance to the university is preceded by a beautiful arched gallery. The building is surrounded by a beautiful historic garden with centuries-old trees and a variety of exotic plants.
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It is certainly worth noting religious monuments preserved in the city. The old church Iglesia de la Encarnacion was built on top of a hill in the late 19th century. Its exterior combines elements of various architectural styles. Also, the shrine has always been known for its beautiful interior decoration. In 1992, the church was recognized as a historical monument of national importance. Many unique works of art have been preserved within its walls. During a tour, you will have the opportunity to visit natural viewpoints located on the territory of the church to enjoy a stunning view of the city.
On the capital's central square, you can see the Catedral Metropolitana de Asunción, which is also one of the oldest buildings in the region. The construction of the cathedral began in the second half of the 16th century by order of Philip II of Spain. The very first church was erected in its place even earlier, but it burned down during one of the large fires. The architectural design of the cathedral is unique, as it harmoniously combines elements of the Moorish, Gothic, and neoclassical styles. Since its foundation, the cathedral has been one of the main symbols of Asuncion. Do not miss your chance to admire its original interior design.
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Fans of theatrical art must find time to visit the Teatro Municipal Ignacio A.Pane. This theater is one of the most famous cultural centers of Paraguay. It opened in 1855 but its building originally housed the National Congress. In 1853, a music school was opened here, and two years later, it was decided to convert the building into a theater. Today, both classical and children's performances are regularly held on its stage. The historical theater would be a great option for families.
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Public palaces near Asuncion
♥   Palace 'Mburuvichá Roga House' , 4.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Palacio de los López' , 6.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Cathedrals and basilicas near Asuncion
♥   Santuario Nacional de Nuestra Señora del Perpetuo Socorro, Asunción, 7.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Catedral San Lorenzo, San Lorenzo, 11 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Catedral Santa Rosa de Lima, Benjamin Aceval, 30.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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