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Ecological Capital of Brazil

Curitiba was founded in the 17th century as a gold-mining camp and its population was American Indian and Portugues. The capital of the state became in 1854. It is said that Curitiba is barely Brazilian city at all since its inhabitants are descendants of Polish, German, Italian and Ukrainian immigrants that arrived in the city during the 19th and early 20th century.

It is the capital of the southern state of Parana and one of the most prosperous and organized cities in Brazil. Curitiba has become renowned for its innovative urban solutions, especially the public transit system, and win a UNESCO prize for its urban development. The city is also known as the ecological capital of Brazil. Curitiba has 26 parks of well-preserved environment with rich and diversified flora and fauna.

Curitiba is a Brazilian reference when theatre and classic music matters. It has several theatres and places for artistic performances. Universidade Federal do Parana - UFPR (Federal University of Parana) is the oldest Brazilian university, established in 1912. This Brazilian metropolis was in 2003 nominated as the American Capital of Culture.

If you are heading for Iguaçu Falls (or Buenos Aires as I did) from Rio de Janeiro or São Paulo, it's worth stopping by for a day or two - thoug you'll most probably end up staying longer as the city is really fascinating.

  • Last visit to Curitiba: Dec 2007
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • magor65's Profile Photo
    Nov 11, 2015 at 12:32 PM

    A very interesting page about Curitiba. If ever I go to Brazil ( and I hope I will), I will include this city. One of the reasons are those Polish traces that you've mentioned.

    • mircaskirca's Profile Photo
      Dec 14, 2015 at 11:46 PM

      thanks so much for visiting my Curitiba page, Malgorzata! Brazil is an amazing country and I do recommend a visit of Curitiba. it's a city with unique charm and there's a lot to do and explore.

  • BruceDunning's Profile Photo
    Aug 16, 2009 at 1:37 PM

    YOu have taken a number of great pictures and comments in super detail. Looks like eco is coming alive here. Thank you for the tour

  • Arkeolog's Profile Photo
    Apr 8, 2009 at 1:53 PM

    Curitiba looks beautiful by your tips. I liked it. Bora

  • Feb 19, 2009 at 1:00 AM

    Very good page.

  • Mikebond's Profile Photo
    Nov 4, 2008 at 10:44 AM

    Zelo zanimiva strana o Curitibi!

  • VdV's Profile Photo
    May 27, 2008 at 10:00 PM

    Oi Mira! Looking at your Curitiba pages again. Aah! So you were also there for the Feira Especial de Natal--me too! (2005) My Mom and I also enjoyed the variety of foods there. I purchased an ornament that said: Feliz Natal com saude, paz e amor!

  • JohnniOmani's Profile Photo
    May 11, 2008 at 12:50 PM

    How long did you spend in Brazil? Looks like you have been everywhere in this country ! Jz

  • luwan's Profile Photo
    Mar 29, 2008 at 8:52 AM

    Great moments with you here, in Curitiba!!! Thanks a lot for your visit and stay!!! we miss you a lot

  • MalenaN's Profile Photo
    Mar 26, 2008 at 11:23 PM

    Curitiba sounds to be a very interesting city! I would love to visit the Botanical Garden and grilled salmon with passion fruit sauce at Bombordo is a meal I would like to try.

  • Bwana_Brown's Profile Photo
    Mar 21, 2008 at 1:09 PM

    Your tips on the numerous attractions of Curitiba overwhelmed me! Great that it is leading the way in 'green' developement and I loved your Jardim Botanico tip (& T'logue pics)!! Then there were the Restaurants and wine-tastings.....

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