Monumento ao Desbravador, Maringa

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Created by artist Henry Aragon, Monumento ao Desbravador honors original settlers to this area and the founders of the city. The figure’s nakedness and raised arms represent simplicity, strength, and resilience of those early trailblazers who arrived with nothing more than a determination to survive here. Erected in 1972, the sculpture is situated inside a small park that is an important part of a city square built to honor September 7th, Brazil’s day of independence. This historic monument, locally known as the "Naked Guy," is located in the old town center, and you can access it easily on your walking tour of the city. For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Maringa holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Monumento ao Desbravador and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • October 2, 2017
    Known as "BUCK NAKED" square, on the statue. Curious point in town and worth a picture.
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  • September 20, 2017
    As a monument to the Pathfinder no one even knows where it is, but if you ask about the Naked square, then we know. It's no big deal ... just a square with that monument
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  • August 16, 2017
    known by all as the square Buck Naked! everyone in town has this place as a quick 5 minute visit reference for a beautiful digital photography
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You're most likely to find accommodation in the central grid of Maringa, which is bisected by the railway line and lies just north of the iconic Cathedral of Maringa. Stay in one of the larger hotels in the city center--and ask for a south-facing room--to experience views of the spiked cathedral from the comfort of your suite. If you want to make the most of the city's vast green spaces, stay near one of Maringa's biggest urban parks, Parque do Inga or Bosque 2. If you're driving and just planning to spend one night, you can find accommodations along the main arteries in and out of town.
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