Photographer's Note

The Photo
The cathedral is located in front of a park, part of it used as parking, so while trying to avoid them this souvenir seller started going with me ofering some items, he only spoke guarani, so don t understand my words telling him to wait and continue following me showing his crafts and smiling, finally I decided to include him in the capture

Metropolitan Cathedral of Assumption (Asunción - Paraguay)
In a "Description (truncated) of the Province of Paraguay" made in 1761 describes the Cathedral. "... The Cathedral is not outstanding but moderately trimmed, is formed with thick wooden columns and three aisles, not very high, the roof has colorful setting, on the outside are galleries to preserve people from the weather and let do there some ceremonies

July 1, 1547, Pope Paul III instituted the Cathedral of Rio de la Plata, located in the city of Asunción. Throughout its history, the city has had several temples, most of them built with rustic materials not endured the test of time. The present cathedral, was ordered to built by President Carlos Antonio Lopez, is the sixth and was consecrated on October 27, 1845.
The plans of the temple were the work of Uruguayan Carlos Zuchhi, who also designed Independence Square in Montevideo (Uruguay), the construction was carried out by the Italian Pascual Urdapilletta , who directed the building until 1844, followed Tomas Verges, who introduced some changes to the original design in order to give more prominence at the building, finished in 1846
Tthe bells are from the Jesuit Reductions and Brazil, tolled for the first time on April 23, 1853 at 12:00 pm
The Cathedral is located in the central district ” Cathedral “ on Independent Paraguayan Street, facing Independence Square

Note: It is the only cathedral I know which is closed except for mass. It is located along the river and near other historical and political points

Photo Information
  • Copyright: Maria Ocampos (nikkitta) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2088 W: 17 N: 4179] (17070)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2009-06-11
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposure: f/8
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2014-01-24 8:56
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