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Casa Viola, Asuncion

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Architectural Building Tourist Spot
Explore the city's history in a restored colonial building at Casa Viola. Part of a complex displaying historical architecture from multiple periods, the house represents a well-preserved example of colonial design from 1750-1758, with a tiled gable roof and wooden beams and columns. Step inside to visit the family-friendly museum tracing both the city's and the building's history in interesting displays of archeological artifacts including doors, pottery, and a concrete lion (one of the highlights). You can also browse documents, maps, paintings, and everyday objects. The surrounding complex offers other points of architectural interest, as well as a cafe-bar. To visit Casa Viola and other attractions in Asuncion, use our Asuncion itinerary planner.
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  • The place (Manzana de La Rivera) is clean and nice with a good café. It has a wonderful view to the Government Palace. But Casa Viola was closed a Friday in visiting hours!  more »
  • The complex is a a poorly renovated old house. There is really no reason why to come here. The exhibition in the other houses might be worth 5min of your time, but probably not more.  more »
  • This is a bar/museum that is located directly in front of the Governmental Palace. At night they light up the palace which leaves the view from the bar incredible to see. Nice to enjoy a couple of dri...  more »