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Casa Viola, Asuncion

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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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  • July 17, 2017
    The Viola House retains the old urban order of the assumption of the past. It is part of a block of recovered colonial houses that people who love architecture can not miss it. Advisable.
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  • April 11, 2017
    This House is connected to other houses that, together, comprise a complex of spaces that tell the history of Paraguay. You can see different exhibitions-some other non-permanent that help us to better understand this country. I remember a painting that caught a lot of attention: it depicts a fair, in the center of Asuncion shortly after the end of the war. In it one can see only women because men Paraguayans had been killed in the war.
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  • January 14, 2017
    It's a galeria of art in the complex of "La Manzana de la Rivera", cultural center restored with funds from the Spanish cooperation. The House belongs to has a set of colonial homes restored together and transformed into cultural center, with a Museum, a library, a concert/conference room, offices and the bar.
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Most of Asuncion's best hotels cluster in the city center, which can be crowded and noisy throughout the day. Less expensive options near the main bus terminal draw backpackers and other budget travelers, providing few amenities but quick links to public transport. For longer stays, consider renting a furnished apartment, which ensures more space and privacy, plus the chance to cook your own food in a fully equipped kitchen.
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