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Curitiba Travel Guide: 194 reviews and 431 photos

"Land of Abundant Pine Cones"

Curitiba, standing some 3,000 feet (914 meters) above sea level on the plateau of Serra do Mar, is the capital of the progressive state of Parana. Since the late 1800's, Curitiba's bracing climate and picturesque location have attracted immigrants of Slav, German, and Italian origin. Curitiba grew rapidly after 1950 and it is known for the sensible manner in which it became a major city without losing a comfortable life-style. The city derives its economic prosperity from its role as commercial and processing center for the expanding agricultural and ranch areas in the interior of the state. The population of this environmentally conscious capital has about 1,500,000 inhabitants.

- the botanic garden in the pics -

me and my friends inside the botanic gardens

it's funny cos i was speaking German to this half brasilian half german friends ihihih
a LOT of people speak german at home in this city

night view of the botanic garden

me, alita and carlise

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:very very clean, a lot of respect for the environment
  • Cons:in some way too modern architecture
  • In a nutshell:a piace of architecture in the middle of an abundant nature
  • Last visit to Curitiba: Apr 2003
  • Intro Updated Oct 29, 2003
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  • kenHuocj's Profile Photo
    Aug 24, 2006 at 8:49 AM

    new to me, and will be reading up on Curitiba ;-)))

  • ahoerner's Profile Photo
    Aug 16, 2004 at 7:51 AM

    Nice page on Curitiba... I really miss it sometimes, specially because I used to call it home... Bye, Alex

  • pepples46's Profile Photo
    Apr 4, 2004 at 11:05 PM

    well people don't know what they talk about, when talking about the 3rd world...they have no idea or are ignorant, Curitiba has always been a wonderful place I have fond memos of....thank you for the refreshing page...we could speak german together

  • tak_pap's Profile Photo
    Apr 4, 2004 at 12:10 AM

    good comments, photos and tips - great place and page

  • mangueirense's Profile Photo
    Jan 2, 2004 at 1:33 AM

    Yes, Curitiba is really a very nice and clean place, brazilians should be proud of..no matter what other's say!

  • Luchonda's Profile Photo
    Nov 13, 2003 at 11:55 AM

    Thx for the memory !

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