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Is the seat of government of the Republic of Paraguay, here is the official office of the President of the Republic, where he works
Located in downtown Asuncion, overlooking Paraguay River, this building was built by order of President Carlos Antonio Lopez, to serve as a residence for his son, General Francisco Solano Lopez, hence the fact that the name of the building is "Palacio de los Lopez"

Works began in 1857 under the direction of English architect Alonso Taylor
Materials for construction of the palace came from various places from the interior, stone, woods, bricks, cast iron parts, etc., so not imported but Paraguayans materials
The ornamentation was bronze figurines and furniture imported from Paris, and large mirrors that decorate the halls of the Palace

Several European artists came to Paraguay to take charge of the decoration of the building, like Owen Mognihan, English engineer, who was in charge of sculpting the figures necessary to create a palatial setting, Andres Antonini, Italian, who came to Paraguay exclusively to design and establish the marble staircase that connects the Palace to the second floor, the painter Julio Monet, French, who painted the ceiling with floral decorations and figures

Currently, the building offers a great show at night thanks to clever lighting, which I missed
It was declared Cultural Heritage Material

Source: Assumption Culture and my notes

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  • Copyright: Maria Ocampos (nikkitta) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1810 W: 12 N: 3608] (14354)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2009-06-11
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposure: f/6.3
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2013-12-06 10:26
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