Opera de Arame
Also known as the Wire Theater and in the Parque das Pedreiras, and within the Paulo Leminski cultural space.
The Opera de Arame with its tubular structure and transparent roof is one of Curitiba's emblematic symbols. Inaugurated in 1992, it gives place to all kinds of events, from pop to classical music concerts. Surrounded by lakes, native vegetation and cascades in a natural landscape, it belongs to the Parque das Pedreiras and so does the Cultural Space Paulo Leminski, where the staging of the Passion of Christ and other important events haven taken place since 1989. The magic night of April 4, 1993 the place was the stage for the concert of the famous tenor Jose Carreras and the Brazilian Symphonic Orchestra which celebrated Curitiba's 300th Anniversary.
The entire structure which makes up the Opera de Arame is built with steel pipes and steel structures covered with transparent polycarbonate plates. The architect designed everything to be rounded and circular in nature. The building is partially surrounded by an artificial lake, which means access to the building is via a footbridge over this man made body of water. The design is by architect Dominic Bongestabs, professor of Architecture and Urbanism of UFPR and the same author of project Unilivre.
The theater was build very quickly, taking only 75 days and was inaugurated in 1992. It was renovated mid 2006 for maintenance and safety improvements, and the auditorium now has a slightly smaller audience capacity, going from nearly 2,100 spectators down to only 1,000, in part to preserve the structure.
Other very well known strucutures within the city, include the Jardim Botanico, which is another glass and steel structure, but this one houses a variety of botanical plants and was built around the same time as the Opera de Arame.
There are several other large parks that are near the Opera de Arame which are also equally beautiful and within walking distance. Tangua Parque and São Lourenço Parque, are roughly a 10 minute walk, while the Bosque Alemão is closer to a 30 minute walk from the park. All have great natural beauty and lots to do and see as well.
Address: John Gava Street, Abranches.
Phone: (41) 3355-6071 (41) 3355-6072
Hours of Operation: Tuesdays to Sundays from 8am to 10pm. * Has disabled access
Bus: Conventional Mateus Leme (Praça Tiradentes) or Interbairros II, down near the quarry. Conventional Nilo Pecanha (behind the Cathedral) down City Lighthouse.
Access: Rua Barão do Serro Azul / Trav. Nestor de Castro / Rua Rosario / Rua Duque de Caxias / Rua Barao de Antonina / Rua Mateus Leme / Rua João Gava
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Activities near to Opera de Arame
|Pedreira Paulo Lemiski Park (park) -
The Quarry Park is a cultural area surrounded by lakes, waterfalls and forests of pines where human art is in harmony with nature art, forming a unique landscape.
There are Ópera de Arame and Cultural Space Paulo Leminski. The Quarry Park was opened in 1992 at the site of a former quarry.
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Address: Parque Pedreira Paulo Lemiski Curitiba - PR
Distance: 0.11km from the Opera de Arame
|Tangua Park 123 (park) - Tangua Park was inaugurated in November 1996 and it is part of the Barigüi river preservation project joining Tingüi Parque and Barigüi Paruqe. This park with an area of 235 thousand square meters has two areas connected by a 45 meter tunnel, which can also be crossed via foot by a path over the water.
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Address: Parque Tangua, Curitiba, Parana, Brasil
Distance: 0.80km from the Opera de Arame
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|Menina da Colina is a Brazilian restaurant that is roughly 0.00km from Opera de Arame and can be found at Rua Nilo Peçanha, 3625|
With a privileged view of the city, the climate is ideal for enjoying one of caipirinhas the house, like the billiard with canned peaches. The girl's Hill specializes in Brazilian dishes, snacks and highlights the shrimp bobo and tapioca as some of the requests.
|Rose Petenuci Chocolates - Elias Joaquim is a Dessert restaurant that is roughly 0.00km from Opera de Arame and can be found at Rua Elias Joaquim, 55|
chocolates made with Belgian chocolate in flavors like cupuaÃ§u Amarena, blueberry, tiramisu and Pinole, made the fame of the house of chocolates opened in 1993. Both units also offer more than fourteen types of coffee. Besides the 180 choices of chocolates, Rose Petenuci Chocolates also serves snacks and other sweets.
|Bar do Victor is a Seafood restaurant that is roughly 0.00km from Opera de Arame and can be found at Rua Lívio Moreira, 284|
Victor's Bar in the customer finds various types of recipes with fish and seafood. The client can mount your dish by choosing the fish and monitoring, or a bet on revenue in the house. One of the highlights is the cod loin grilled, fried onions and potatoes.
|Bep´s Bar is a Pub restaurant that is roughly 0.00km from Opera de Arame and can be found at Rua Lívio Moreira, 443|
The Bep's Bar serves beer in mugs since 1997 and cooled with illustrations of the main tourist spots of Curitiba. The mugs are also sold as souvenirs to customers. To nibble the tip is the ostrich meat, served in baits. The house also serves lunch on Saturdays with beans and steak.
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