Palacio de los López
Palacio de López (Spanish for Palace of the Lopez) is a palace in Asuncion, Paraguay, that serves as workplace for the President of Paraguay, and is also the seat of the government of Paraguay. It was the home of the president Carlos Antonio Lopez the president of Paraguay, who then passed the job to his son, Francisco Solano Lopez
Located in the center of Asunción, looking at the bay, this building was built by order of Carlos Antonio Lopez, to serve as residence for his son, the General Francisco Solano Lopez, there the fact that the building name is "Palacio de los López". His works began in 1857 under the direction of the English architect Alonso Taylor.
The materials for the construction of the palace came from several places inside the country, stones from the quarries of Emboscada and Altos, woods and odrajes of Ñeembucú and Yaguarón, bricks of Tacumbú, iron pieces molten in Ybycuí, etc.
Various European artists came to Paraguay to handle building decoration. In 1867, War era of the Triple Alliance, the Palace of the López was almost finished, although were missing finishing details for completion. The ornamentation was statuettes of bronze and furniture imported from Paris, and large and decorated mirrors for halls of Palacio.
The building also has extravagant night lighting.
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