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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. Put Passeio Publico on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Curitiba itinerary maker.
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TripAdvisor
  • This is the oldest park in Curitiba, there is a small zoo with mostly birds, an aquarium with snakes and a cooper lane. The diversity of the birds is really interesting. It can be a little dangerous, ...  more »
  • I used to go there a lot when I was a kid but nowadays, it's kind of decadent and dangerous. There's a nice playground, a so-so zoo with some nice parrots, lots of trees, and a smelly lake. Watch out ...  more »
  • Dirty place. Strange people . Unsafe. Lots of prostitutes. The outside buildings are full of graffiti.  more »
Google
  • Don't waste your time. Just good for working out or running.
  • So wonderfull placa , colorfull birds , placa for kids to play in
  • 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.