Asunción Sights

Museo del Cabildo

  • Avda of the Republica
  • Asunción
  • Government Building

Published 02/08/2016

Fodor's 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.)

Sight Information


Plaza Independencia, Avda of the Republica, at Chile and Alberdi, Asunción, Asunción, Paraguay



Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Tues.–Fri. 9–7, weekends 10–5

Published 02/08/2016


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