a wonderful arts fair I always went by, full of stand with colorful imaginative crafts and sure brought some of those goodies home ::)
Meeting point for collectors and antique shops where occurs the exhibition and sale of antique and thrift stores. The fair takes place every Saturday from 10:0 at 5:0 pm at Praca de Espanha
this is near where I lived and they have a merchants associ there, link
excellent area . you can ask when its held to be sure, here
This is at praça Pedro Gasparello at the end of aver Sete do setembro at the crossing of avenida Presidente Arthur da Silva Bernardes and Sete de Setembro ,and Streets or rua Gen. Mário Tourinho, São Leopoldo,rua Dr. Edmir Silveira d’Ávilla and rua Prof. João Argemiro Loyolla – Seminário.
The tower of Jérusalem was inaugurated in December 1995, in commemoration of the three thousand years of city históry. Built in reinforced concrete, 14 meters tall, sports a source of light with three angels in bronze (with approximately 600 kilos each) representing the three great monotheistic faiths, that believe in the existence of God and for which the town is sacred: Christianity, Islam and Judaism.
The monument celebrates the peace between people, was originally created to symbolize the three Americas. The change of name to "Jerusalem" by will of the Mayor of Curitiba, who at the time decided to honor the Mayor of Jerusalem who was visiting the capital of Paraná.
O MUMA, metropolitan museum of arts .has in its permanent collection, works of Pancetti, Guignard, Di Cavalcanti, Djanira, Portinari, Mário Cravo, Burle Marx. The MUMA integrates gate Cultural Center complex, which includes the Theater Antônio Carlos Kraide, Cine Guarani, a library, the circus school, a chess club and art works in various parts of the facility.
It is an impressive building in city center;one of my walks.
a nice Church in a historical post and summer retreat of Brazilians in the area.
This church was built in the first half of the 19th century to accompany a chapel built in 1769. The clock in the tower has functioned continuously since the church's construction.
a nice stop while going tothe river, in Portuguese at Morretes site and more in Portuguese at the litoral tourist site of the state of Paraná
This is a park inside park Tinguii dedicated to the immigrants Ukranians that arrive in the city in the last century. The park memorial was done in 1995.
the park is dotted with structures ,buildings arches, and bridges that resemble those in Ukraine
IT is a nice family park to spend an afternoon in tranquility while looking of the magnificent structures.
It is located at between streets or ruas Fredolin Wolf and José Valle. it is open every day from 8h to 18H free.
The most moving monument is the church of São Miguel built in the end of the 19C by the Ukranian community of Serra do Tigre, municipality of Mallet, State of Paraná. it is one of the oldest in Brazil of Ukranian origins. IT has a byzantine style with slavic orthodox windows. In its bronze dome there is a bell. A replica of this church is found inside the Ukranian memorial in this park. It is there for history and architecture as it has no religious function today. However, inside you will see many Religious icons and a collection of pessankas and Ukranian crafts.
Located in the mountains about 37 miles (60 kilometers) northeast of Rio de Janeiro, the Guapi Açu Ecological Reserve was established in 2002 by the Brazilian Atlantic Rainforest Trust as a wetland restoration project, and to protect fragments of the disappearing Atlantic rainforest. The reserve was originally called the Serra do Mar Ecological Reserve, but was renamed Guapi Açu, after a Tupi American Indian village that was once located nearby.
Historically, the Atlantic rainforest, which is very similar ecologically to the Amazon rainforest, covered almost all of the Serra do Mar, a 620-mile (1,000-kilometer) mountain range that extends along the southeast coastline of Brazil. Because the southeast coast is where most of the people of Brazil live, the Atlantic rainforest has been cleared over the centuries until only about six percent of the original forest remains today, making it one of the most endangered ecosystems in the world.
The Guapi Açu Ecological Reserve protects 18,249 acres (7,385 hectares) of wetlands and fragmented Atlantic rainforest, along with hundreds of endangered species of animals and plants. Rangers patrol the reserve to ensure that no animals are poached or no trees are cut. Almost 400 species of birds have been recorded on the reserve, including the critically endangered Rio de Janeiro antwren, a bird that is probably now extinct.
Visitors can walk the hiking trails through the wetland areas and forest to try to see some of the wildlife and plants that can be difficult, if not impossible, to see elsewhere. A new lodge can accommodate eight people for those who wish to spend a few days on the reserve.
open in 1991 with 109,5 meters high, the Torre Panorâmica in the district of Mercês, houses a telephone museum and a look out of 360° to see practically the whole town.. It is the highest point in the city.
located at street or rua Prof. Lycio Grein de Castro Vellozo. open from 10h to 19h.
the oldest park in the city open in 1886 with close to 70k m² of trees area. it was my walking area while living here for 3 months, wonderful place with families and very central easy reach to all sights. A must for families and lovers of people watching and local ambiance.
it is between streets or ruas Presidente Carlos Cavalcante, Presidente Faria ,and av. João Gualberto, city center. visits from tuesdays to Sundays from 6h to 20h. there is a small aquarium open from 9h to 17h.
a wonderful castle in the middle of the city ,now full of cultural events, dinner and events of all types like weddings. the garden is like an oasis in a city.You need permission to get in, but ask the tourist office and it can be arranged, wont missed the opportunity
Av. Visc de Guarapuava, 4610 - Batel Curitiba - PR, 80240-010
behind it you can see the mercure hotel building where I lived for 3 months.
The long coast of Brazil has everything, from very touristy places to wild coast. Putting the purity of nature together with some comfort built by men is a balance hard to reach.
Cabo de Santo Agostinho is one of those places, with several beautiful beaches mainly used by locals but already with some facilities, and always with Nature present and dominating.
Close to Recife, Itamaracá is a quiet beach, with the "extra" programs of the mangles, the islet Coroa do Avião, the fort, and the project "Peixe-Boi".
It's a good detour for a calm different day.
I belive in each city we go to we should recommend an internet cafe we like.
Maybe the bosses here will add this later..
Well here is one I like and go regularly.
It is in Sao Paulo/Brazil on Avenida Paulista the most famous Avenue similar to Champ Elyse in Paris.
The Pantanal is a huge alluvial plain. This area used to be an inland sea. As it started to dry out 65 million years ago, it became a vast lake and now, a periodically flooded plain. As it is surrounded by hill lands, rain flow into the Pantanal and flood the low-lying Pantanal, creating cordilheiras (where animals can gather for water sustenance) during the rainy season.
Thus, it is an area teeming with an immense variety of wildlife. Pantanal is the place to watch mammals like capybaras, tamanduas, coatis, howler monkeys; birds like spoonbills, macaws, toucans, screamers, and caymans. There is piranha fishing too.
One of the most amazing thing here is to wake up and hear the chorus of the howler monkeys howling and growling at 5am in the morning!
Pantanl guided tours can be arranged from Cuiaba in Mato Grosso and Corumba ror Campo Grande in Mato Grosso do Sul.
During the dry season, it can be very hot, up to 40C in the day. But the hikes are done in the early morning or late afternoon - still hot, but not as bad as in high noon. The campsites provide great shade so afternoons are mainly for relaxing, chatting, reading, etc...
During the wet season, I believe the tours are in canoes.
Brasil is a colorful place, and the color seems to unfold with every turn, as on this pastel hued lane in Porto Seguro, Bahia. Like many cities, Porto Seguro takes particular pride in the upkeep of the smaller, older structures. In addition to the beach scene and the Passarela do Alcool, Porto Seguro holds hidden treasures in visual treats. The structures shown here are well over 100 years old, as the coast of Bahia is home to some of the oldest of European colonial settlements. Porto Seguro is easily accessible from São Paulo, with several direct flights every day. Porto Seguro is well worth a visit.
I have not visited, however my ineterst in Environmental challenges of Earth Planet demands that I add this news from the the New Scientist
..."Brazil has announced the establishment of the Tumucumaque National Park in the north of the country - the largest tropical forest park in the world.
In the 39,000 sq.kms.remote and mountainous area of the Amazon, contains ICU Red List endangered species, such as the harpy eagle, jaguar and spider monkey,
Covering 1% of the Amazon forest in Brazil. This is the first to protect a unique 'eco-region' called "GUAYANA MOIST FOREST. WWF has identified 220 different eco-regions globally as conservation targets.
Charity of WWF South America says :
"These are the most special places on the planet that we really, really must conserve,"
"The truth is they don't know what new species might be out there,"..."
More Regions in Brazil