Curitiba is the "ecological capital of Brazil".
This is the ranking it won for the innovative approaches to move Curitiba away from the usual urban ills toward a hassle-free city. On its way to recovery Curitiba is almost at its final goal with more than 20 parks suitable for jogging or bike riding.
Curitiba should be captured here and now because it changes before your eyes. Be it a room in cheap hotels in Curitiba to luxury one all available at Booked.net. Our listings include maps, photos and secure forms to book your stay.
What makes Curitiba different is that when it faces problems it always finds creative ways out. For instance, the 1970s were times of big changes when local government took efforts to get Curitibanos out of their cars. First it made prices for public transport low and then improved this service to make it more comfortable. And it worked, as today's Curitiba is no longer packed with traffic, but the only large city in Brazil with extra space for pedestrians.
Is there any other Brazilian city capable of such a brave campaign? Supposedly not as it is only in Curitiba that life takes over from modern pressures. Biking, hiking, night dances and daytime sightseeing all are waiting for you in Curitiba.
Barigüi Park, covering more than 1.4 million sqm, it is regarded as the biggest city park
Barreirinha Park, the most beautiful park in the city
Arab Memorial, an example of Moorish style building
Tiradentes Square, a birthplace of Curitiba and its historic core
Mercês Tower, the highest point in Curitiba 95m up
Curitiba's attractions are synonymous with its historical face. Originally, the city was the main cattle vendor to the South and northern markets. As soon as it was officially designated a town in 1842, it was swamped with immigrants like the Germans, Italians, Poles and Ukrainians. This is how its multicultural flavor was shaped with approximately 1,757,904 people living there.
Curitiba soon grew to become one of the most important cities in Brazil and won the prime positions about culture, politics and economy. In addition, the first Brazilian university - The Universidade Federal do Paraná was founded in the city in 1913 making this city an educational center. That same year the first electric streetcars were introduced to Curitiba.
As a fruitful ground for novelties, Curitiba is a vivid playground to entertain you while traveling easily. With Booked.net Curitiba is only a few clicks away.