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Museo del Cabildo

Museo del Cabildo Review

During the Francia dictatorship, Paraguayans were not permitted to view the exterior of this building, but today you can even tour the interior. Paraguay's constitution was proclaimed on the first floor of the Legislative Palace in 1870. The second floor was added in 1857, destroying the original symmetry of the single-story Jesuit design. Following a long tenure as the Palacio Legislativo (Legislative Palace), the building presently serves as a museum of Paraguayan history. (Paraguay's congress now meets in the gleaming glass building, donated and constructed by the government of Taiwan, across the plaza.)

    Contact Information

  • Address: Plaza Independencia, Avda of the Republica, at Chile and Alberdi Asunción
  • Phone: 021/443–094
  • Cost: Free
  • Hours: Tues.–Fri. 9–7, weekends 10–5
  • Website:
  • Location: Asunción
Updated: 08-25-2011

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