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The Pope Woods and Polish Memorial

Rua Euclides Bandeira, Curitiba, State of Parana, Brazil
(41) 3313-7194
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Ranked #20 of 136 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
Curitiba, PR
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Krakow, Poland
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
3 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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
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103 reviews 103 reviews
43 attraction reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

The " Bosque do Papa " is one of the most important parks in the city of Curitiba. It houses a reserve of more than three hundred pines in the central area of Curitiba. The forest was created in honor of Pope John Paul II, and hosts the Memorial of Polish Immigration. The wood has an exit to the rear... More

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Curitiba, Brazil
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Wonderful place to visit! and to go for a walk. It is also a place where they keep original houses of ancient people from Poland.

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Curitiba, PR
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

It is a nice place in the city, however acctually this place are a reference for druger addictc in Curitiba. I don't recomend.

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Bangalore, India
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33 reviews 33 reviews
24 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2012

Its a nice garden, very peaceful and you will end up spending more time..

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Stadthagen, Germany
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2012

This place has lots of trees around. So while having a walk during a sunny day it is not getting too hot.

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Curitiba
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133 reviews 133 reviews
53 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2012

This is a small but well maintain park. Not much to buy here... there is a small polish coffee shop at the entrance... the sweets are great... just be ready to pay "euro" value food here... There is a interest area with buildings to visit and if you walk across the forest you will reach the "eye" museum... another great... More

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Brasilia, DF
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65 reviews 65 reviews
11 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2011

Great calm place for a walk or jogging, lots o threes, a couple of gifts shops. You will have the chance to get to know some Polish houses (brought form a city nearby) just the way the immigrants used to build in Poland, also there is a display with a number of items related to the late Pope John Paul... More

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