Casa Viola, Asuncion

Casa Viola, Asuncion (must see)

The Viola House is a typical colonial construction dated from 1750-1758. Its location relates to the layout of the streets before Doctor Gaspar Rodríguez de Francia squared the city.

The house has a tile roof. There is a gallery in front; behind the gallery there is a blacksmith’s shop built over wooden beams and columns. Previously, the house had three big rooms, now there’s only one, located in front. In the back part there is a passing gallery, as a sample of the culata yovai, a type of antique Paraguayan house. The roof of the gallery is made of palm and tacuara; the tiles are set with a mud kind of cement.

Nowadays it houses the Museo Memoria de la Ciudad, a museum in commemoration of the city, and exhibits texts, maps, objects, paints, graphics, as well as other elements that tell the history of Asunción, since its foundation until modern times.
Sight description based on Wikipedia.

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Casa Viola on Map

Sight Name: Casa Viola
Sight Location: Asuncion, Paraguay (See walking tours in Asuncion)
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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Walking Tours in Asuncion, Paraguay

Create Your Own Walk in Asuncion

Create Your Own Walk in Asuncion

Creating your own self-guided walk in Asuncion is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Asuncion Introduction Walking Tour

Asuncion Introduction Walking Tour

Sitting on the bank of the Paraguay river, the capital of Paraguay Asunción is a beautiful city, well worth being explored. Local attractions are plentiful and include, among others, numerous sites of colonial and modern architecture, such as the López Palace - seat of the local government, theaters, plazas, museums and more. To see them all, follow this orientation walk and enjoy!

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.4 Km or 2.7 Miles
Asuncion Shopping Tour

Asuncion Shopping Tour

Asuncion is the perfect destination for the bargain shopper, as the city has been named one of the most inexpensive in the world. Here you will find open-air markets with a stunning array of handicrafts and traditional clothing, as well as interesting local stores that sell everything from electronics to fashion accessories. Take this tour to explore Asuncion's main shopping districts.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.7 Km or 2.9 Miles