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The Pope Woods and Polish Memorial

Address: Rua Euclides Bandeira, Curitiba, State of Parana 80530010, Brazil
Phone Number: (41) 3313-7194
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Ranked #18 of 110 Attractions in Curitiba
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
Owner description: Daily 6am to 8pm
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
Owner description: Daily 6am to 8pm

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  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
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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16 reviews 16 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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Senior Reviewer
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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63 reviews 63 reviews
34 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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Curitiba, PR
1 review
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
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71 reviews 71 reviews
3 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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