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The Pope Woods and Polish Memorial

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Address: Rua Euclides Bandeira, Curitiba, State of Parana 80530010, Brazil
Phone Number: (41) 3313-7194
Description: Daily 6am to 8pm

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Beatiful park. Buy a pysanka!

This is one of the most interesting parks of Curitiba. There, you can stroll through the alleys and visit the huts Memorial. If you are lucky you may be surprised by the yellow... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 5, 2015
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Brazil
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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

This is one of the most interesting parks of Curitiba. There, you can stroll through the alleys and visit the huts Memorial. If you are lucky you may be surprised by the yellow butterfly (local) with the number 88 on the wings. Sign of good luck. In addition, you can visit the shop where are sold pysankas (eggs hand-painted according... More 

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Porto Alegre, RS
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

We went through this nice park on a very hot (especially for Curitiba) afternoon and enjoyed every single path and some very large pine (araucaria) trees.

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Olympia, Washington
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Nice park right outside the Museu Oscar Niemeyer with cobblestone paths and historic buildings. There was a Christmas display up when we visited, and lots of rhodies to smell.

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Curitiba, PR
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Cute park with some information about Polish immigrants. There are some interesting curiosities and a lot of Pope John Paul II's history. At some weekends people perform dancing numbers from Polish folklore. It isn't a worthless place, but if your time is short, I think there are some other spots that you should consider first.

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San Jose, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Very nice log cabins inside a park, one of them where the Pope had actually visited. Got to see some very tall Curitiba pine trees.

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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
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53 reviews 53 reviews
48 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
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43 reviews 43 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
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65 reviews 65 reviews
34 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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