Rua Senador FelipeSchmidt460
Phone: (55) 47 21053700
Fax: (55) 47 21053701
Rua Senador FelipeSchmidt460, Joinville, BR, 89201-440
- Phone: (55) 47 21053700
- Fax: (55) 47 21053701
One of the city's largest urban parks is also one of its most beautiful ones, with the river Iguacu making its way through the sylvan landscape. With lush forested areas and spectacular natural beauty, Parque Iguacu is a magnet for nature and outdoor enthusiasts. The park was established in 1982 to conserve the unique ecosystem created around the river, and today boasts of a rich diversity of native flora and fauna. Visitors can check out some of the native wildlife at the zoo within the facility. There's canoeing, fishing and other watersports facilities as well. The educational center offers numerous activities for kids as well as adults.
Formerly a private property belonging to the eminent Hauer family, Bosque Reinhard Maack is a welcome respite from the bustle of the city. Named after the renowned German scientist, the park has stellar natural features and rare examples of native vegetation in the city. Best explored through the nature trails, the park is ideal for leisurely walks. A delightful attraction, especially for the kids, is the adventure trail, comprising swings, seesaws and numerous other fun activities.
A beautiful flower carpet welcomes you at the Botanical Garden of Curitiba. Boasting a large collection of botanical species and local plants, the garden is a hub for researchers and botanists across the globe. The venue's highlight is its stunning greenhouse, built with white metal and glass, that adds to the beauty of the lush green gardens and flower beds.This property also has a valuable library and an auditorium, and is known to regularly host exhibitions.
Established in 1994, Parque dos Tropeiros is a lush respite from the bustle of the city. The expansive urban park offers a good mix of manicured open areas as well as lush forested areas. A number of structures within the park make it possible to host a wide variety of programs from rodeos to cultural and community events. The park is open to the public on weekends.
Nestled in Curitiba's Água Verde neighborhood, the Praça do Japão (Japan Square) is a dedication to the Japanese nationals who have been residing in the city since the turn of the 20th Century. The square features a koi pond opposite which stands a beautiful pagoda-styled structure that houses a library with a vast collection of Japanese publications. 30 cherry blossom trees dot the expanse of this park, and when they are in full bloom, this park is a picturesque blend of pink and green. Established in 1962, Praça do Japão is also home to a tea house and cultural center.
Standing tall in the center of Pedro Gasparello square, in Curitiba's Seminário neighborhood, Fonte de Jerusalem is a beautiful city monument, erected in 1995 commemorating three thousand years of establishment of Jerusalem. Designed by Fernando Canalli and Lys A. Buzzi, Fonte de Jerusalem is a 14.5 meters (47.57 feet) tall red concrete structure, with three bronze angels perched atop it. The angels represent the religions: Judaism, Christianity and Islam that co-exist peacefully in Jerusalem.
The intricately designed entrance-way of Rua 24 Horas, may make make you feel like you are entering a mall, but don't be misled as this is the gateway to one of the most popular shopping districts in Brazil. Rua 24 Horas was originally established in 1991, it was neglected and fell into a state of disrepair and reopened in 2011. The street stretches for 120 meters (393.7 feet), and is home to more than ten stores and restaurants. This covered street features two clocks at the access, signifying 24 hours of the day. The place was designed by Simone Soares, Abrão Assad and Célia Bim; renowned local architects.
The first preserved park of the district, Bosque de Portugal is a fascinating place located in Bacacheri. Made open to public in 1994, the park features twenty pillars, each sporting quotes of prolific Luso-Brazilian writers and poets like Gonçalves Dias, Antero de Quental amongst others. A pretty mosaic cobblestone path is spread throughout the park, which joins three bridges over the creek of Tarumã. Apart from this, the park is also home to a range of flora and fauna.
Located on the square, outside Paço da Liberdade, Fonte Maria Lata D'Agua is a concrete statue of a woman carrying a pail of water on her head. Located on the backyard of Paço da Liberdade, this statue was unveiled in 1996. The inspiration for the creation of this statue was drawn from the poem "Água para o Morro", by locally popular poet, Erbo Stenzel. The lines talk about a woman named Maria, who balances her daily chores while struggling to earn her living.
Nestled in Curitiba's Centro neighborhood, Praca Tiradentes is historically important to the city. Praca Tiradentes is regarded as the heart of Curitiba as this is the point that formed the core of the city, when it was founded in 1693. Legend has it that, the tribal leader of the Tinguis tribe, the original natives of this place, relinquished his authority to the Portuguese king at this square. The Catedral Basílica Menor Nossa Senhora da Luz, established in 1893, is the highlight of this square.
The imposing cathedral standing at the bustling Praca Tirandetes, is one of the city's finest architectural legacies. The current structure of the Catedral Basílica Menor Nossa Senhora da Luz was built in 1893, but the church's history dates back to the 17th Century. Built in the Neo-Gothic style, the cathedral's interior features are as impressive as its striking facade. The cathedral was elevated to the status of a basilica in 1993; a century after it was built.
Fonte Mocinhas Da Cidade is a dedication to locally popular musicians Nhô Belarmino & Nhá Gabriela. Nhô Belarmino & Nhá Gabriela was the stage name of Salvador Graciano and his wife Júlia Alves Graciano. Their most popular composition was "Mocinhas da Cidade" (Ladies of the City), after which this fountain is named. Fonte Mocinhas Da Cidade is set against a building, with magnificent columns dividing it into five sections. The central portion is home to a tiled portrait of Nhô Belarmino & Nhá Gabriela, while the other sections feature lyrics of the eponymous song.