Museo del Barro, Asuncion

4.4
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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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  • The location was great and the room was very nice. The shoot was less than I thought, and it was exhibited from Aboriginal artifacts to contemporary artists (some of which were not Paraguay nationals). In addition, the local students had come to visit the teacher, and their attitude was loud and disturbing. In the exhibition, there were shops selling indigenous folk, and no one was seen as natives.
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  • A museum with a very good representation of folk and religious art of Paraguayan origin. Very well presented and documented.
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  • This museum was as wonderful as it was strange. We went there to see the Paraguayan archaeological and ethnic material. I was surprised to see the various collections of very modern art, religious sta...  more »
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  • A real hidden gem, an amazing collection that will help you to understand better paraguayan culture.
  • Nice museum. Lots to look at.
  • Interesting and diverse.
  • Lovely and interesting Museum.Definitely worth your time if you wish to have a good look at local culture.
  • A special museum that gathers the popular and contemporary art of PY. It's worth knowing. They usually have extra activities that are advertised on the museum page.
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