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Curitiba's trademark and the favourite attraction of many visitors, the Jardim Botanico (Botanic Gardens), is a huge green area of about 250.000 square meters. It was created in 1991 in the style of French gardens.

The two-storey greenhouse with a metallic structure resembles a castle and was inspired by the 19th century crystal palace in London. Inside is a collection of tropical flora and a water fountain. Most of these botanic species can be found in nature excursions around the state parks of Parana, but the building is the most important thing here. Outside are fountains and flower gardens and even a cafe.

The forest is filled with paths for jogging and walking and there is also a lake. Worth visiting is the Museu Botanico with its remarkable collection of rare Brazilian plants, a library and a space for exhibitions. It houses a very interesting Espaco Cultural Frans Krajcberg.

Gardens are open daily 6am-8pm and the museum Mon-Fri 8am-5pm.

Directions: Jardim Botanico
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  • Updated Feb 26, 2008
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