The National Pantheon of Heroes and Oratory of the Virgin Our Lady Saint Mary of the Asuncion, Asuncion

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Monument · Architectural Building
The National Pantheon of Heroes and Oratory of the Virgin Our Lady Saint Mary of the Asuncion keeps the memories of the country's involvement in many wars alive with a memorial to fallen soldiers. Construction of the landmark started in 1864 under leadership of Francisco Solano Lopez, who ironically led the country into a disastrous war shortly thereafter. Lopez’s body is held in the memorial along with his fellow soldiers and two unknown Paraguay soldiers; it was finally completed in 1936. Notice the plaques laid by former foes, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, and Uruguay, which show that old disputes are forgiven. Take a moment to absorb the history and feel the somber mood of the memorial. Add The National Pantheon of Heroes and Oratory of the Virgin Our Lady Saint Mary of the Asuncion and other attractions to your Asuncion trip itinerary using our Asuncion journey planning app.
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  • This building is absolutely beautiful, and the fact that this is where they have most historical figures buried, adds to its historical significance. A must do while touring around Asunción!  more »
  • English-only speaking couple. We would have missed the abundance of history and background of this country without our great guide, Marco. Book a city tour. Adopt the country for a day; and do not.....  more »
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  • It closes too early, we could only see it from the outside.
  • It's nice and beautiful. Nothing special

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