Passeio Publico, Curitiba

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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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  • When I visited was without water in a part. I couldn't see all the beauty. has a nice bridge. But the Park is huge, with playground for children.
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  • I spent a great afternoon, but I confess that the location leaves something to be desired. It's not a bad ride, but it's not as good as the city parks (barigui, tingui, etc). How is a walk which linked the atmosphere of a natural park and a Zoo, we expected to see a few more animals, only that most of them were directed to the Zoo and only the birds were left there. So did not provide the diversity that we expected.
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  • An ideal Park for walking, easy access, right in the middle of the city. Quiet place and well taken care of.
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  • So wonderfull placa , colorfull birds , placa for kids to play in
  • Don't waste your time. Just good for working out or running.
  • Love the place, love the animals. One of my favorites places in city center where I can enjoy a nice sunny day.
  • 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!
  • Not really safe at night but is a nice park.

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