Museo del Barro, Asuncion

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Visit Museo del Barro to explore an extensive variety of art, from indigenous works to cutting-edge contemporary pieces. Established in 1979, the museum first displayed a small private collection, which gradually grew into the extensive exhibits showcased today. View the pottery museum housing over 300 pieces of pre-Columbian clay artifacts and numerous items from the colonial era. The indigenous section includes a variety of handicrafts and artwork made by different native communities in Paraguay. Lastly, in the contemporary part of the museum you'll see thousands of pieces by famous South American artists. Use our Asuncion trip tool to arrange your visit to Museo del Barro and other attractions in Asuncion.
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  • October 3, 2017
    This is my favorite museum in Asunción. It’s always worth a visit for both its permanent collection or for a temporary exhibition.  more »
  • September 13, 2017
    The site is very well organized, with great amount of works. Most don't like, some even quite bad taste. Worth a quick, since the assumption does not offer much better options.
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  • September 12, 2017
    A museum should not simply be a container for works of art and history but it must be a place of inspiration, beauty and generator House itself in history, knowledge and consciousness. The museo del barro is. Mandatory visit if you switch from Asunción
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  • July 26, 2017
    Lovely and interesting Museum.Definitely worth your time if you wish to have a good look at local culture.
  • February 25, 2017
    Very interesting. Worth the visit. Free of charge.
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  • February 19, 2017
    The positive: good collection of works of art the bad: good air conditioning there is making it difficult to travel
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  • July 19, 2016
    I arrived in Asuncion on Sunday for the first time, 17/07, and one of the rides that I have programmed me to do was the visit to the Museum of clay. The first surprise was that the Museum does not open on Sundays! Or Mondays, so, today, Tuesday, 19/07, consulted this page, where is the information that the Museum would be open. Bad surprise! Upon arriving at the Museum, it is closed for cleaning! I'm leaving, disappointed.
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  • May 27, 2017
    The Museum and gallery most important assumption...
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