The charming municipality was created in 1951. Founded by descendants of Italians and Germans, as well as Gaucho and Santa Catarina migrants. The city today has about 80 thousand inhabitants. The name is a tribute to the engineer Francisco Beltrão, one of the first people to pass through the city. The land dispute between the settlers who lived there but had no deed, and the Land Company culminated in the Squatters' Revolt in 1957 - a landmark in the history of the county, which is the largest in the region.
WHAT TO DO
Routes allow contact with nature, wine tasting and handmade evidence of homemade liqueurs produced by agriculture
The beautiful setting on the top of Morro do Calvário attracts visitors throughout the year, but it is Holy Week that pilgrims from all over the region climb the place as a demonstration of faith.
RURAL PRODUCER FAIR
Wednesdays and Saturdays in the central square. All the items sold there come from sites and farms in the region, always fresh, direct from the producer.
It is located inside the Jayme Canet Jr. Exhibition Park. The museum is the keeper of the city's memory, as well as being the main historical, architectural and cultural heritage of Francisco Beltrão.
EXHIBITION PARK JAYME CANET JR.
It is one of the best and most beautiful parks in the South of Brazil for fairs and exhibitions related to the agricultural, commercial and industrial sectors. The park has a pleasant green area and is cut by the Urugato River. There are also the Herculano Meurer Events Center, the Jacinto Ghedin Auditorium, a walking track and a go-kart track, as well as kiosks and a camp site.
MOST VISITED PLACES
Morro do Calvário (Calvary Mount)
Tower of the Cathedral
Boa Vista Park
It is located in the Industrial District. The jogging and racing track provides a pleasant view along the entire length of the lake. The place is perfect for rest and recreation, with a pond, kiosks and fitness equipment.
Jorge Backes Environmental Park
It is also known as Parque Alvorada, is a meeting point for locals. It has a large tree-lined structure with artificial lake, two kilometers of asphalt paved for hiking and cycling, as well as bocce court, playground and gym for senior citizens.
Tower of the Cathedral
It is next to Nossa Senhora da Glória Cathedral, the main tourist point of the city. The panoramic lift takes visitors up to 100 meters high. There, there are two belvederes, from where one can appreciate the best view of the municipality.
HOW TO ARRIVE
Access by BR 280
Distance from Curitiba: 492 km
Dr. Paulo Abdala Airport (has five weekly flights to Curitiba)
WHERE TO STAY
The hotel chain offers options in the central area of the city and close to green areas such as parks.
The restaurants offer diverse cuisine options. In addition to pizzerias, there are places specializing in contemporary cuisine. Bars and pubs also serve portions and small meals.