Barigui Park is one of the largest and most visited parks in Curitiba. Saturdays, Sundays and holidays the park is one of the main meeting places of the city. Even during the week it is full of people and tourists simply walking around the lake or using one of the other many amenities available.
The park has some gym equipment, barbecue pits, restaurants, courts for sports use, many kiosks selling their wares, an automobile museum, a steam train station, and even an amusement park. Locals also use a BMX track and fly model airplanes in the park.
The park offers lots of green areas, with native forest flora surrounding a large lake of 400 thousand square meters. This region of Curitiba has over 200 species of birds and it is possible to find many of them in the park. Some of the more interesting birds include the pavós, a large bird breast red, and the purple-breasted parrot which is threatened with extinction. It is also has capybaras, herons, egrets, skunks, tico-ticos, geese, and many other wild animals.
After walking around the park, it's possible to walk over the Santa Felicidade neighbourhood where some of the first Italian immigrants moved to. The walk takes about 20 minutes and the buildings and area surrounding this neighbourhood are wonderulf to see while on foot. It is also possible to head over to the Mercês Tower, where it's possible to get a full 360 degree view of the city. Both points of interest are near by and within walking distance.
As a tourist, it's possible to book a helicopter tour as well that takes off right from the park. Many tourists travel to Curitiba using this heliport as well. Barigui Paruqe has an area of 1.4 million square meters, which was part of the land grant given to the settler Captain Matthew Helm. It was turned into a park in 1972, with the help of architect Lubomir Ficinski. The Municipal Department of Environment is also located on the park grounds.
Barigui has an indigenous origin which roughly translate to "River of the prickly fruit" which refers to the pine cones that fall from the many pine trees that are within the park.
Location: Suburbs Champagnat and Waterfall between the BR-277 and ave. Manoel Ribas. The park is cut in av. Candido Hartmann. Is included in the script line tourism done by double-decker bus departing from the Praça Tiradentes, in Curitiba.
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Map of Barigui ParkAddress: Parque Barigui, Curitiba, Parana, Brasil
Activities near to Barigui Park
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Address: Parque Barigui, Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil
Distance: 0.00km from the Barigui Park
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* Operation: Monday through Saturday from 8:00 am, Sunday, from 16:00 h
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Address: Santo Inácio Curitiba - PR
Distance: 0.22km from the Barigui Park
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Address: Santa Felicidade, Curitiba, São Paulo, Brasil
Distance: 1.17km from the Barigui Park
Restaurants near to Barigui Park
|Doutor Feel Good is a Juice bar restaurant that is roughly 0.00km from Barigui Park and can be found at Avenida Cândido Hartmann, 2060|
In a healthy environment, near Park BarigÃ¼i, Dr. Feel Good has assembled a light menu to suit your loyal customer base. The salads have great demand with combinations like the one that leads and purple lettuce, arugula, sun dried tomatoes, white cheese and artichoke heart. Among the juices, specialty of the house, it highlights the Fee
|Adega Brasil - Bigorrilho is a Wine restaurant that is roughly 0.00km from Barigui Park and can be found at Avenida Cândido Hartmann, 1250|
Given three addresses in the capital of Parana, Brazil Winery has accumulated more than 1,800 wine labels to provide customers in the three spaces. Besides wines, the house offers sparkling, liqueurs, spirits, whiskey and rum. In the unity of the Municipal Market customers also find spices, cheeses, chocolates and preserves.
|Collezione Café is a Coffee House restaurant that is roughly 0.00km from Barigui Park and can be found at Avenida Manoel Ribas, 3540|
Opened in 2007, Collezione CafÃ© offers a variety of appetizers, snacks and full meals, all without trans fat and light combinations. The atmosphere in the cafeteria following the line of the menu, with wooden tables covered with linen floral prints. One of the highlights of the tea house is Collezione which offers several options in a
|Pizza Hut - Pedro Viriato Parigot de Souza is a Wine restaurant that is roughly 0.00km from Barigui Park and can be found at Rua Pedro Viriato de Sousa, 565|
One of the largest networks in the world of pizza, Pizza Hut has four stores in Curitiba, pizza and offers three types of pasta. One more thin, normal, and another thicker. As for flavors, the house offers traditional and more innovative. One of the most requested is the shrimp with fresh mushrooms, cherry tomatoes and Swiss cheese.
Hotels near to Barigui Park
|Bonaparte Express Barigui Hotel|
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|Motter Home Curitiba Hostel|
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|Holiday Inn Express Santa Felicidade Hotel|
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