Memorial da Imigracao Polonesa

Memorial da Imigracao Polonesa, Curitiba

Memorial da Imigracao Polonesa

Memorial da Imigracao Polonesa
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Murilo Rocha
Curitiba, PR128 contributions
A piece of Poland in Curitiba
Aug 2018 • Couples
If you do a little research on this city, you will soon find out that there are a lot of ukrainian and polish immigrants here (or rather, sons and grandsons of immigrants), so slav culture is a very big part of the city's identity (and even more so of its inhabitants). This place is a good reminder of this, and shows some bits of polish culture. Not as beautiful as the ukrainian memorial, though.
Written 12 July 2019
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Heitor L
25 contributions
History, Nature and Modern Art, close each other
Oct 2018 • Family
This is a small park, called Pope's Woods, named in honor to pope John Paul II (Karol Józef Wojtyła). In fact, this memorial is of historical importance, since is a tribute to the polish immigration to Parana State. There are some wood-made peasant's cottages, showing how the former polish immigrants lived in the contryside lands of Parana State. Polish immigrants started to arrive to Parana in the late 19th century and continued until the beginning of the last century. Nowadays, it is estimated that there are around 1 million descendants living in Parana. Inside a cottage, there is an engraving of Our Lady of Czestochowa (Black Virgin of Czestochowa -- Czarnej Dziewicy Częstochowskiej), the patron saint of Poland.

In the park there are around 300 araucarias (pine trees typical of southern Brazil), many of them are centenary. There is a short path, through the woods, that leads to the gardens of Oscar Niemayer Museum (the "Eye" museum), a "must-go" visit when in Curitiba. Therefore, both attractions are connected, so that visitors can enjoy modern art, nature and history.
Written 13 June 2019
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Brian T
Copenhagen, Denmark95 contributions
Walk in a comfortable woods encounter to the Niemeyer Museum.
Jan 2018 • Couples
Nice walk, nice memorials in the “Pope’s” woods. He visited. Many families enjoying the park. That walk and the museum were a good day.
Written 13 January 2018
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daydayse
Rio de Janeiro35 contributions
nice
Jul 2017 • Family
it is a very small place and there isn't much to see but it is beautiful and really peaceful. A good spot for a pause for breathing.
Written 17 July 2017
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Chris O
Toronto, Canada41 contributions
A pleasure of a park
Jun 2017 • Friends
Take time to walk and enjoy the grounds, the vegetation and the fresh air that pleases your senses. worth it.
Written 7 July 2017
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GringoAlto2000
Hartford, CT1,296 contributions
Very nice Polish shrine
May 2017 • Solo
Little chapel the Saint Pope Jean Paul visited and prayed. The surrounding woods are peaceful and well kept.

Only regret is an unsightly statue of the Saint with huge fake hands!

What were they thinking of?
Written 5 May 2017
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Lenirl
Vitoria, ES55 contributions
Small, but worth a stop
Oct 2016 • Friends
I agree with most reviewers that wrote before me - it is a small place, but quite worth the visit, mainly if you put it together with a stop at the Oscar Niemeyer museum, which is a very short walk away. I enjoyed these woods better than the museum, to be fair. There are seven houses of Polish immigrants, that have been transported from other locations within the state of Paraná to this spot. If you are a Catholic, there is the added benefit of the memorabilia connected to the visit of John Paul II, but even if you are not, the cultural aspect of the memorial and the beauty of the woods make this a nice place to visit in Curitiba.
Written 29 October 2016
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Eduardo D
23 contributions
Very preserved
Jul 2016 • Friends
Very nice memorial, really makes you feel like you are in the town back in the days. There are few little houses that you can take a look and each has a little history I would highly recommend giving a quick stop by perhaps after visiting Museu Oscar which is very close by
Written 13 July 2016
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Stanislaw
Krakow, Poland1,616 contributions
a piece of Polish rural life in Brasil
Jun 2016 • Solo
This a mixture between a park, in which you can rest, walk or jog, with Polish style country houses. If you have never seen this kind of scenery, it is worth seeing, but if you are familiar with it, you can skip this place.
Written 18 June 2016
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FerBasilio
Goiania, GO15 contributions
Must Go - blessed and wonderfull place
Dec 2015 • Friends
This is a "must go" Place! Very peacefull and a wonderfull place with many trees and old wood houses. You'll take many pictures form this place. Enjoy the nature and feel the harmony. Papa blessed this place and it will be blessed forever!
Written 2 February 2016
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