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Palacio de López, Asuncion

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Arguably the most iconic tourist attraction in town, Palacio de López serves as the seat of the nation's president. Stop by the historical building, constructed during the mid-1800s, and admire its columned exterior accented with balconies and a central tower. The palace grounds boast a sweeping view over the nearby river and bay. Join in on a guided tour to get a glimpse of the palace's interior, which features numerous rooms and a few displays of local artifacts. Be sure to book these a day in advance, as tours operate only on certain days and can fill up quickly. Using our custom trip planner, Asuncion attractions like Palacio de López can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • I only saw the exterior. The police took good care the garden and only I took photografh on the front. 
    I only saw the exterior. The police took good care the garden and only I took photografh on the front.  more »
  • This is definitely one of the most beautiful buildings in Asunción. The design is beautiful, though I'd remove that tall pole standing in front of it. 
    This is definitely one of the most beautiful buildings in Asunción. The design is beautiful, though I'd remove that tall pole standing in front of it.  more »
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  • The "Palacio López" (Lopez palace) is the seat of the Executive Branch of the Government of Paraguay. The building is located in the center of the city of Asunción, on "Paraguayo Independiente" street, between "Ayolas" and "O'Leary" streets, on the shores of Asunción Bay, a geographical feature corresponding to the Paraguay River. It was built in a neoclassical style with a certain "palladian" influence. The building began its construction in 1857, and was paralyzed by the outbreak of the War of the Triple Alliance. During the War, the City of Asunción was looted and bombed by the Triple Alliance, leaving the building in an inhospitable state. After a few years, the infrastructure was completed in 1867 and after many years of unstable politics, it was opened and used as the seat of government in 1892.
  • Beautiful palace!

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