The Botanical Garden is one of the many green oasis of Curitiba. The city itself is regionally known for its huge green spaces. Unlike other parks, the Botanical Garden stands out beyond the others thanks to its imposing parterres (paths between the decorated vegetation), the semicircle of the Frans Krajcberg Cultural Centre, and the epic metalic structure of the Glasshouse.
Place: Óscar Niemeyer Museum
The strangest building of Curitiba definitely is the Óscar Niemeyer Museum. Often used in his designs, this place consists in a big unusual geometric figure who is connected to the street or the public areas by a bridge or a set of bridges. This particular museum is known as the “Eye” for its suggestive look and it’s organized in the same way as other Niemeyer museums of other brazilian cities: it starts at the subsoil and it progressively goes up to the upper levels through futuristic interior designs. In front of the Eye also lies the recently new annex building, made on a very heavy-look-alike brutalist style of reinforced concrete.
Though it functions as the telecommunication tower, the Panoramic Tower is known in Curitiba for its observation deck and because it is one of the last places you visit on the city. It’s placed on the neighborhood of Mercês, near the Downtown, which is great if you wanna get the best panoramic views of the city.
Palce: Afonso Pena International Airport
The Afonso Pena Airport of Curitiba is one of the most modern airports of Brazil, who is nowadays the result of the refunctionalization of the old terminal (used now as a cargo terminal) and the construction of the new sector at the late 1990s. Like many of the airports of the country, it was reequiped for the FIFA World Cup 2014. It gets more than 7 million passengers every year and it has a total capacity of 15 million.
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