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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The event presents a wide variety of craft products from different countries and Brazilian states. Exhibitors show their very best in craft production to an average audience of 50,000 people. FEIARTE is considered one main craft fair held in the cou...|
Address: Parque Barigui, Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil
Distance: 0.00km from the Barigui Park
|Embaixada de Zion (nightlife) - A typical bar facing the reggae rhythm with a decorating theme and where you can check the best reggae bands in town. The bar also has a great selection of Reggae CDs, 3 pool tables officers, five 29-inch TVs, DVD, video and sound a mechanic first. Furthermore, it has broad menu, different decoration, numerous posters, outdoor deck and parking
* 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
|Santa Felicidade (sightseeing) - Santa Felicidade is a neighborhood where some of the very first Italian immigrants arrived in Paraná. Much of the culture has been preserved here by the Italian immigrants that arrived in the 1800's. Originally the Italians were dedicated to the production of cheese, wine and farming or horticulture.
The Saint Josephe Church was built in 1891, followed be the first school and it still posses some of the original buildin...|
Address: Santa Felicidade, Curitiba, São Paulo, Brasil
Distance: 1.17km from the Barigui Park
|Mercês Tower (sightseeing) - The Mercês Tower is the highest point in Curitiba, allowing a 360 degree vision of the city, and allows visitors to view the city from a height of 95 meters. It is managed by Telepar and Curitiba City Hall, which also promote video sessions and guided tourist programs. Also located here is the Telephone Museum which makes for two nearby tourist destinations in one!
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Address: Rua Jacarezinho, 603 - Mercês, Curitiba, PR, Brazil
Distance: 1.67km from the Barigui Park
|Praça da Ucrânia Craft Fair (market) -
The craft fairs are an option for walking and shopping for tourists and city residents. Visitors will find booths with crafts, decorations, flower arrangements, dolls cloth, embroidery and educational games. There are also stalls selling food, with traditional dishes from the typical cuisine of the ethnic groups forming the city and the state of Parana. Face Painting (paints anti allergic), coloring with various painting techniq...|
Address: Praça da Ucrânia Curitiba - PR
Distance: 1.85km from the Barigui Park
|Praça 29 de Março Craft Fair (market) -
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The special exhibitions are administered by the Municipal Institut...|
Address: Praça 29 de Março Curitiba - PR
Distance: 2.55km from the Barigui Park
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Address: R. Júlio Perneta, 695 - Mercês
Distance: 2.57km from the Barigui Park
|Feira de Antiguidades (market) -
This Antique's Fair consists of 18 stalls selling various objects from collectors stamps, to pennants, to appliances from the 1960s and 1970s, to miniature cars, to toys and antique children's games. There is a treasure trove of antiques here.
It takes place at the Spain Square, and there several other activities that take place at the same time, such as a regular antique car show which has roughly ...|
Address: praça da Espanha, Curitiba, PR, Brazil
Distance: 2.64km from the Barigui Park
|Santa República Dance Hall (nightlife) - With an eclectic concept Santa Republic is an excellent structure in nightly entertainment in Curitiba. Good alternative to dance or even play a good Snoke. Altogether the house has four environments divided between the dance floor, karaoke, piano bar and snooker room.
* Operation: From Wed to Sat. from 20hs
* Capacity: 950
* Rates: up to $ 15
* Cards accepted: Visa | Mastercard
* Minimum age: 18
Address: Via Veneto, 505 - Santa Felicidade - Curitiba / PR, Brazil
Distance: 2.66km from the Barigui Park
|Bosque Gutierrez (park) - The park opened in 1989, and is at one highest points in the city, in the neighbourhood of Vista Alegre. With a total area of 36,000 square meters, this land was preserved by João Carlos Gutierrez, and named after him.
There are a couple of attractions which draw tourists to the park, the main one is a natural spring that delivers upto 1,350 liters of water per hour. The park also has two small lakes an ecological ...|
Address: Bosque Gutierrez, Curitiba, PR, Brazil
Distance: 2.70km from the Barigui Park
|Taj Bar (nightlife) - td Voted "Best bar to flirt" by the renowned Curitiba Veja Magazine
td With decor inspired by Asia, which includes plants and light amber in tone, the address affixed to the concept of dining club, ie, mixing food and partying. Its eight rooms fill early with youngsters that is to explore the menu. Among the options, there is the grilled salmon honey sauce, ginger and lemon accompanied by salad and potato galette (R$ 29.90...|
Address: Rua Bispo Dom José, 2302, Batel, Curitiba, PR, Brazil
Distance: 2.73km from the Barigui Park
Restaurants near to Barigui Park
Doutor Feel Good is a Juice bar restaurant that is roughly 0.90km from Barigui Park and can be found at Avenida Cândido Hartmann, 2060
In a healthy environment, near Park Barigüi, 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 1.15km 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 1.28km from Barigui Park and can be found at Avenida Manoel Ribas, 3540
Opened in 2007, Collezione Café 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 ...
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