It’s a true rarity to find a city that’s worth visiting for its parks alone, but that can be said about Curitiba. This city in the Brazilian state of Paraná is known for its modern architecture and amazing art scene, but those who visit it still always stay in awe of its beautiful parks.
A replica of an Orthodox church isn’t exactly something you expect to find in one of the parks in Brazil, but that’s the kind of experience that this park next to the Ukrainian Memorial has in store.
The city’s biggest and most popular park has two lakes, gardens, and a waterfall on its premises and it’s equally popular with nature lovers and athletes who enjoy exploring its trails.
Another park with an interesting backstory, Bosque Alemão was built to honor Curitiba’s German immigrants. Many of the structures on its premises are inspired by German architecture and fairy tales, including the replica of the gingerbread house from Hansel and Gretel.
If you’re looking for a park where you can just sit back, relax, and enjoy the experience, this is the place for you. This is the city’s oldest park, and you can go hiking, running, biking, or pedal boating in the lake during your visit.