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The Pope Woods and Polish Memorial

Rua Euclides Bandeira, Curitiba, State of Parana 80530010, Brazil
(41) 3313-7194
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Ranked #18 of 135 Attractions in Curitiba
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Parks
Description: Daily 6am to 8pm
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The park is aside Curitiba main museum, MON. The small woods is a nice piece of atlantic forest and it has some nice polish old style houses that shows a little bit about the immigrants. Weekends the place became a huge meeting point for dog owners.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
38 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

The Pope's park is something unique for visitors coming from other parts of the world. A city park so dense that you can only walk on the paved paths, very close to the Niemeyer's Museum - surely worth those additional 15 minutes while walking to/back from the museum. At the entrance to the park (on the opposite side to the... More

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Brazil
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Nice park to take a walk. Some buildings built as typical old-time Polish houses, all wood construction. Could be better maintained, though. The buildings you can enter smell so old... please open the windows from time to time. They have a crafts store that is not worth the visit. Parking is restricted in the access street, and plagued by those... More

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Curitiba, Brazil
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
34 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Pretty small park. It's not one of the best in the city in my opinion, but if you're planning on seeing Oscar Niemeyer museum I recommend a walk to this park as it's very close. Definitely worth the walk

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Curitiba, PR
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Our city is known by its green colors. Trees and parks everywhere you go. "Bosque do Papa", for example, is a very good place to walk and chat with local people. No tickets are needed in the parks or wood sites. Take a special look at our typical and exclusive tree: araucária. Only in south Brazil, it is protected for... More

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Curitiba, PR
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

It is one the best parks in Curitiba. If you are looking or a place to have a small picnic with your family, please give it try and I am sure you wont regret.

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Krakow, Poland
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
3 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Nicely located in a park, memorial consist of traditional, rural wooden XIX century houses. I will agree here with other reviewers that some more explanation would be appreciated - how, when and why Polse arrived in Brazil, how the life was looking like back then. This is what average sightseer will not learn in this place and the history is... More

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Ribeirao Preto, SP
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

Wood buildings and garden are really nice! Too much about the church... too few about Poland, Polish people, Polish culture and their contribution to Brazil... I would be interested in other aspects of Poland but the catholic church.

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Curitiba, PR
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
37 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Looks good - has samples of typical houses from the beginning of the 20th century, including real furniture and objects of personal use. Interesting but nothing special - easy access on the Tourism Line.

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Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013 via mobile

A very nicely kept park. Gardens are well maintained and the little cottages are filled with interesting artifacts. Most of the attraction is in Portuguese. However, if you can't understand Portugues, it is still worth while and interesting. It is closely located (short walk) from the museum so it's worth checking out before or after visiting the museum.

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