Curitiba, capital of Paraná State , in southern Brazil, is located about a sixty miles from the Atlantic Ocean, is one of the most beautiful and modern cities in the country, with a mass transit system that has been copied by many cities, including some from abroad. Its metropolitan area brings together 29 cities and totals more than three million inhabitants and is the eighth most populated city in Brazil and the second largest in South Region

The Botanical Garden and the Opera of Wire Theatre are the main icons of Curitiba. In the first, a beautiful building in metal and glass houses 50 species of Atlantic forest. The frame could not be more perfect: geometric gardens, sculptures and trails. Already home to two theater spaces: the quarry Leminski Paulo, outdoors and with capacity for more than 30 thousand people, and the Wire Opera House, built on a lake, with a metallic structure, transparent walls, seats and cabins, sheltering 1,600 people. The visit is worthwhile, even without spectacles in theaters.

Filled with parks, Curitiba guard its green areas many homages to its colonists from Poland, Germany and Ukraine. The beautiful spaces are also used to practice sports, cultural and leisure, entertaining residents of all age groups. The Barigui Park is the preferred leisure area of ​​Curitiba, which there run or walk around the lake, play with the kids on the playground and picnicking are among the trees of the forest.

The neighborhood of Santa Happiness came in 1878, with the arrival of Italian immigrants, is seven kilometers from the center and is known for its restaurants, which preserve the Italian tradition. In 1891, given the strong religiosity of Italian immigrants, was erected at St. Joseph Church in Santa Happiness. In 1899, we built the first school. At the turn of the 19th century to the 20th, the region was inhabited by about 200 families. Some buildings of that era still exist in the region, as the House Culpi, Casa dos Arcos, the House of geraniums and the House of Paints.

Inaugurated in 1991, the 24 Hours Street was reopened in November 2011 and again became a reference point and meeting place for those looking for good food, gifts, leisure reading and well in the city center. Restored, Rua returned to bear the architecture that became known worldwide as the great arches and clock 24 hours a day, and reopened with a varied mix of shops and services. More curitibana an invention to be copied ... The 24 Hours Street also houses space Short Curitiba, a Central Tourist Service. Where visitors find tourist information and city can organize your stay in Curitiba, purchasing travel products and services.

The Cathedral Minor Basilica of Our Lady of Light Curitiba is in Tiradentes Square. It is one of the most important cultural heritage of the city. Built from 1876 to 1893 in neo-Gothic style, according to the design of French architect Alphone Plas. It occupies the same site as the former headquarters of the 17th century, as well as its successor, built in 1720. Like its predecessors, the Cathedral is dedicated and houses the image of Our Lady of Light of Pinhais, Patroness of Curitiba. 's Cathedral Basilica Minor since September 8, 1993, when he completed 100 years.

The arcades of San Francisco is a covered walkway, with an arch shape, modern architecture, which houses commercial and cultural points, mainly art galleries and antique shops and composes a set of national heritage site, which would be part of the Unfinished Church St. Francisco. On its top is a grandstand for a one outdoor stage, where events are held and presentations. The arches connect the streets Jaime Reis and Dr. Keller in the neighborhood of San Francisco.

The Linha Turismo is a special bus line, which circulates in the main sights of Curitiba. With it, you can know the parks, squares and city attractions. Considered one of the best in the country, the line runs every 30 minutes, traveling about 44 miles in about 2 hours. The tour starts at Praça Tiradentes but you can start the course at any of the points. To board you buy a pack with 5 tickets and is entitled to a boarding reembarques and 4. The pack costs twenty-seven reais and certainly is one of the cheaper options for tourism in the world, besides that vehicles are equipped with a sound system to provide recorded information about the sites visited in three languages ​​- Portuguese, English and Spanish .

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