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Curitiba Travel Guide: 198 reviews and 459 photos
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.
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