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Museo de la Estacion Central del Ferrocarril Carlos Antonio Lopez

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Address: Eligio Ayala 145 | Esq. Mexico, Asuncion 1209, Paraguay
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History and the railway.

This is a great small railway museum. Well worth the entrance fee and will take an hour to trundle around.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 June 2016
John M
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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The museum is inside the former railway station. It has several rooms filled with railroad equipment and memorabilia that gives the history of rail travel in Paraguay. The museum also has an old dining car that one can go inside and an engine. A person who is interested in trains and railroads will find this place interesting.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

It is a very interesting place to visit, but it needs some remaking. The museum is very poor of attractions!

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

There is something sad about this museum as the railroad effectively ceased to exist at the end of the 1990s. How different the situation at this station would have been if investments in good public transport e.g. a rail link with Buenos Aires would have been made. The car and oil lobby (US companies) successfully lobbied for transport by road... More 

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

This is a great small railway museum. Well worth the entrance fee and will take an hour to trundle around.

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Belo Horizonte, MG
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

It's a nice place to visit, no more than 30min. Some information and old components of a train, railroad and train station. A visit inside a old wagon is the most interesting part. Gs$ 10.000 (for foreign)

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Sao Paulo, SP
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

It's a very old and poorly taken care of museum. There are interesting objects and documents to see, and there is a wagon we can get inside, which is very cool.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

This has the feeling of a place that's gonna fall apart at some stage. There is effort made to preserve any of the stuff there. That kind of adds to the charm. Worth a visit at only 10Gs.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2016

The station is remarkably well preserved/restored, giving a clear impression of what the heart of Asuncion's once moderately extensive rail network was like. Full of equipment from the period, much of it stamped with the names of British manufacturers, the old booking hall and offices provide a glimpse of "another Paraguay" rather different from the modern state.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2015

This was a very nice museum. It is full of photos and artifacts of the days of rail travel in Paraguay, home of one of the first train lines in South America. Unfortunately, the use of passenger trains has declined almost everywhere in Latin America to the point at which it is almost impossible to find a decent train journey,... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2015

This place will take you back into the charming days of train travel. The entry ticket to the museum is a small thick "train ticket". Few rooms are devoted to related paraphernalia including lamps, various machines, wall clocks. You can walk inside a train car that's left on the tracks. There's also a beautiful engine on display.

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