City Tour, Part IV: The Final Five Stops
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Destination Curitiba, capital of the state of Paraná.
The final five bus stops of the city tour.
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A wooden bridge in Barigui Park
The white tourist bus is also called the ‘jardineira’. According to the leaflet, the bus will stop at no less than 25 bus stops, each with touristic highlights. The distance of the entire tour is 44 kilometers, and lasts about 2.5 hours.
We now follow numers 21-25 of the 25 bus stops:
The route that is followed by the Jardineira
21. Portal Italiano
The Italian Gate. This gate leads to the Italian district of Santa Felicidade. The gate contains three elements that are typical for the constructions of Italian migrant. Among them is a church, with a separate, upright tower.
Example of a condominium, a fenced neighborhood.
22. Santa Felicidade
The Italian district. In 1878, the colony was founded by Italian migrants from Venice and Trentino. At present, the neighborhood, with the typical Italian architecture, is a culinary center in Curitiba.
23. Parque Barigui
This park, created in 1972, is one of the largest and most popular in Curitiba. Visitors prefer to make walks along the margin of the lake, and to visit the automobile museum. In addition, the park has facilities for events and sports activities.
24. Torre Panorâmica
This 109.5 meter high tower contains communication stations and antennas, and offers a splendid 360 degrees view of Curitiba.
Again, the bridge in Barigui Park
25. Setor Histórico
The historical center of Curitiba. The center hosts various historical buildings, including ruins of an unfinished church, the well-known Rua das Flores, and various cultural centers. On Sundays, the large-scale Feira Artesanato (open air fair with handmade crafts) is held.
1. Praça Tiradentes
Back to the start… The touristic tour ended in front of our pousada.
Entrance of the historical center in Curitiba.
The complete city tour, in three parts:
By Dr. Adriano Antoine Robbesom