Passeio Publico, Curitiba

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#7 of 16 in Parks in Curitiba
Built on top of a lagoon, Passeio Publico was considered an important urban development in the 18th century because it replaced a body of water that was a hotbed of disease due to its insect population.  Master Valentim designed the park with passion and care. The stunning Roccoco gates still stand at the park’s entrance while much of the interior's original plan is still intact. Two fountains take center stage: Fonte dos Amores and Fonte dos Jacarés. Valentim also added a number of bronze sculptures mimicking nature throughout the park. In the 19th century, Auguste François Marie Glaziou was commissioned to give the park an update. However, he opted to keep the statuary and simply converted the restrictive design of the flora into a more natural arrangement for the Romantic era. Passeio Publico is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our custom trip planner, Curitiba Edition.
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  • October 3, 2017
    A beautiful, well maintained Park, in downtown Curitiba, has a Zoo, a large green area, malls. An old beautiful Portal. Worth knowing
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  • October 2, 2017
    Nice Park, but is under maintenance. Houses a Zoo, but at the moment only birds on display. Despite being a site open and in the Center, was well policed.
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  • October 2, 2017
    Super central park in Curitiba, free entrance, mini zoo, playground good for children, a good simple and ecological ride. A little bad attended and so requires attention of visitors, Many unoccupied beggars and becomes a bit unpleasant to visit, the paddle boat in the water is a good fun, but lately it's disabled! A shame!
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  • April 6, 2017
    So wonderfull placa , colorfull birds , placa for kids to play in
  • May 18, 2017
    Don't waste your time. Just good for working out or running.
  • March 4, 2017
    Love the place, love the animals. One of my favorites places in city center where I can enjoy a nice sunny day.
  • August 24, 2016
    It's a good place to go for a walk or run. There are many indigenous species on show there, most of them rescued from illegal export. There is also the possibility of going for a pedalo ride or have a churrasco near the water. Great place for an afternoon!
  • March 15, 2017
    Not really safe at night but is a nice park.

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