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Rua Presidente Carlos Cavalcanti, Centro, Curitiba, State of Parana, 80510-040, Brazil
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Santa Felicidade District
Caution: There are snakes over there!
A slice of the panoramic view from Torre Merces
Emerging bairros no Curitiba ...
Hello, Jeff here. My wife and I are planning on purchasing an apartment in Curitiba. Can anyone tell me where the emerging areas are? We would like to live in a place that is relatively safe, with younger professionals, artists, or university students. We're not necessarily looking for yuppie or posh places, but more for emerging 'lagalzinho' places. Also, what are the traditional neighborhoods that are good?
RE: Emerging bairros no Curitiba ...
Hi Jeff and Wife.
I lived in Curitiba for 2 years and I used to live in a Bairro called Agua verde
very nice community close to downtown and pretty much in the center of the city
In Agua Verde there is a small Mall with a Grocery Store called Mercado Rama also all the local stores that one should need, like pharmacys and bakery.
I found this site that is a realtors site that tells you a bit about apt buildings that are going to go build also about private communities and where they are located, The only downfall it's that the site is in portuguese.
There are other sites about Curitiba that tell you about each neighborhood and what's located there but I lost the address I will try to find and give it to you guys.
In Newark NJ there's a large community of Brasilians and so there are some Realtors here that sells properties in Brasil if interested I will look for their phone numbers and give it to you.
Good Luck and I hope this was helpfull
Travel Tips for Curitiba
Downtown Curitiba is built...
Downtown Curitiba is built around praça Garibaldi and praça Tiradentes. The historical centre, though reduced, has been taken care of in a nice way. Curitiba is a place where you can still find a sort of colonial atmosphere, when ancient pioneers came to settle from the Sao Paulo plateau. In the Passeio Publico (the central park) you can find a weekly street market where biological agricultural products are sold by the local producers' association.
Connecto Bus, bringing Internet to the residents
The city of Curitiba provides many ways for local residents to access computers and the Internet for free. In addition to the "Lighthouses of Knowledge" (see tip in this section), and the Internet facility located in Rua 24 Horas, Curitiba residents also learn about the free computer services in their neighborhood through the Connecto Bus, which travels to a different neighborhood every week. Housed in a bright green bus that provides Internet access via satellite and cable, computer terminals are available for local residents to learn how to use computers. While using the computer terminals on the Connecto bus, residents are informed of other, permanent locations of free community Internet and computer services (such as the Lighthouses of Knowledge.)
Praca Tiradentes and the Cathedral
Praca Tiradentes is the main square in Curitiba and also its historical cradle. In this area on March 29th 1693 Curitiba was founded. The square is dominated by the Basilica Cathedral Minor de Nossa Senhora da Luz. It was inaugurated in 1893, built in the neo-gothic style and inspired by the cathedral of Barcelona. The cathedral is dedicated and houses the image of 'Our Lady of Light of Pinhais', the patron of Curitiba.
Anciently known as Largo da Matriz, the square is the city's initial landmark. It started to be called Largo Dom Pedro II in 1880 when the emperor visited Curitiba. Nine years later, with the republican regime, it has received the name Praca Tiradentes.
The square is also an important public transport terminal as is the departure point of 'Linha Tourismo de Curitiba'.
hanspeter_W.'s new Curitiba Page
"curitiba - european style town"
Curitiba is probably the cleanest, safest and also coldest of the bigger towns in Brazil, looks and act very European, what has its advantages and disadvantages.
The town is very organized with the public transport,has nice shopping malls and sights, but the people are more distanced like Europeans, not so hot as Brazilians from Bahia or more north
It has nice surroundings, like Iguacu-Falls, beaches fo Santa Catarina, Camboriu (very crowded, mostly of Argentine pensionars..) etc
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