Curitiba is Brazil’s seventh largest city and a great destination for visitors throughout the year. It dates back to 1693 when it was established as Paraná’s first plateau. Dominated by Portuguese immigrants, that piece of land lies 934 meters above sea level. When you travel to this place, make sure to keep warm clothes since the weather would be cold.
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Since its first settlement, the city has grown gradually. It became the hub of European immigrants in Brazil especially Germans, Italians, Spanish and Portuguese. Over the last century, the city has seen one of its most rapid phase of urban development. No wonder it is beautiful and cleaner than any other city in the country.
Curitiba is Brazil’s seventh largest city and a great destination for visitors throughout the year. It dates back to 1693 when it was established as Paraná’s first plateau. Dominated by Portuguese immigrants that piece of land lies 934 meters above sea level. When you travel to this place, make sure you have your supplies of warm clothes are prepared for cold weather.
Since its first settlement the city grew slowly and gradually. It became the hub of European immigrants in Brazil especially Germans, Italians, Spanish and Portuguese. Over the last century the city has seen one of its most rapid phase of urban development. It is however interesting to see how the city has ensured that the urban dwellings live in perfect harmony with the environment. No wonder it is beautiful and cleaner than any other city in the country.
A glance at the history of the city shows that it slowly and gradually grew into one of Brazil’s most happening cities. It became OAS’s ´American Capital of Culture´ in the year 2003. This can be attributed to the fact that the cultural development and emergence of a strong cultural identity has bypassed any other city in the country. This identity further impacted the economic growth to such an extent that it became the hub for cultural activities in Brazil. This meant that Curitiba’s growing prominence and popularity was due to its cultural evolution. The Fundação Cultural de Curitiba became a key player in supporting and facilitating the growth of the cultural aspect and related projects in the city. The foundation has worked on everything from cultural centers to libraries, theaters, museums, studios, exhibit rooms and all the infrastructure needed to encourage and back various art forms and artists. The foundation worked hard to preserve, conserve and collect research material on cultural heritage of Curitiba. From building the The Piá Theater to the creation of The Historical Sector the foundation did great hard work. It helped restore cultural spaces that from the façade of Curitiba today. They are the biggest tourist attractions that reflect on the people, history, art and culture of the region.
A number of theaters and parks are the top most attractions in the city. The Parque das Pedreiras (Quarries Park)’s famous opera house the Ópera de Arame has showcased performances of names like José Carreras and Paul McCartney amongst others. The Guaíra Theater, The Frans Krajcberg Cultural Space and the Botanical Gardens are places speaking of the volume of the culture and the city itself.
The Cultural Complex Solar do Barão’s Photography Museum, Posters Museum and Engravings Museum are one of their kind facilities. The Museu Metropolitano de Arte supports local Paraná artists and work of established names such as Mário Cravo, Pancetti, Guignard, Di Cavalcanti, Portinari and Burle Marx. Brazilian Popular Music Conservatory along with the Curitiba's Camerata Antiqua, are two of the city’s most prized possessions. All these sites are etched with impression of different ethnic groups living here. When visiting Curitiba you can hardly miss anyone of them. So book your deals and wait for a memorable trip coming your way.