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Passeio Publico

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Address: Rua Presidente Faria S/No E Av. Joao Gualberto | Centro, Curitiba, State of Parana 80020-290, Brazil
Phone Number:
+55 (0) 41 3222 2742 / 99615224
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Tue - Sun 06:00 - 20:00
Fee: No

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A smelly lake, a nice playground, a small zoo, some pickpockets and old hookers.

I used to go there a lot when I was a kid but nowadays, it's kind of decadent and dangerous. There's a nice playground, a so-so zoo with some nice parrots, lots of trees, and a... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2017
Jeffrey S
Curitiba, PR
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Curitiba, PR
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

I used to go there a lot when I was a kid but nowadays, it's kind of decadent and dangerous. There's a nice playground, a so-so zoo with some nice parrots, lots of trees, and a smelly lake. Watch out for pickpockets and hookers!

Thank Jeffrey S
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Dirty place. Strange people . Unsafe. Lots of prostitutes. The outside buildings are full of graffiti.

Thank N M
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36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

It's one of the oldest place here where people are going since 1911 I think and still have some charm It's story I'll 👍

Thank mariedite q
Bangkok, Thailand
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825 reviews
567 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 454 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2015

This is right downtown and we enjoyed going there on a weekend. It is not always well frequented but on weekends, there are many families with children due to the park activity. The café by the lake was a great location to observe people but the seats were poor and the service limited and not very friendly. The little zoo... More 

Thank Christmate11
Milan, Italy
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33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2015

It is right across my aunt's apartment, and for that it has a special place in my heart. Aside from that, on Saturdays there is a great Organic food market, where one can buy food from local farmers. There's also a small zoo with birds from all over. It is kept much nicer than in the past, it is a... More 

1 Thank Tutiitut
Ostend, Belgium
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85 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2014

The zoo is free, its quite nice, since its free but the rest of the park is terrible. The park itself isn't terrible, but it is filled with beggars, drug addicts, hiv+ hookers and people up to no good. Police seems to be patrolling here as a pure necessity. There are pedalo boats, but I would not use them ever... More 

2 Thank GandulfCharpentier
Paris, France
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174 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2014

I am surprised to read so negative comments about this park. I find it rather charming and well located in the center of the city. Very exotic birds, colourful, cute. And you can see garça at the top of the trees,free, there are so elegant birds (heron). You can rent a boat for 10 Reais ( 4 USD) or a... More 

2 Thank Philippe P
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50 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2014 via mobile

Some of us a little worse for wear in our day in Curitiba so taking it easy looking for shops and having a drinking in the historical centre we stumbled through this park. What a find, multiple aviaries of stunning birds, a lake with cheap cafe on it (4.50 a large beer) and pedalos for hire (10 reais per boat).... More 

Thank Hodiurnal
Pompano Beach, Florida
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109 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2014 via mobile

This area during the day is a mix of dicey behavior and average people walking through. There's a zoo with lots of birds I found mesmerizing, but not the kind of place to go if you're vulnerable or wearing your best jewelry.

Thank Thomas P
Curitiba, PR
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58 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 May 2014

Dirt and dangerous! The surrounding are not friendly. It is not recommended even to Brazilians. Not an option to visit in Curitiba.

Thank Leonardo R

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