Mandirituba is a place to experience the peace of body and spirit. The municipality of Curitiba Metropolitan Region is the largest Latin American producer of chamomile, the most consumed medicinal herb in Brazil and known for its relaxing properties. The beautiful and historic churches and a monastery make the city a place of faith and devotion.
The place of many bees, according to its own name of indigenous origin, Mandirituba also stands out for the honey of differentiated quality, produced by stingless bees. Allied to the production of chamomile, this activity leads to another tourist modality in the municipality: the rural one. In addition to knowing plantations and breeding sites, visitors can still visit rural properties and buy organic products of high quality and homemade flavor.
From past tropeiro and diversified colonization, the city has many cultures to show and history to tell. This heritage, which is expressed in the customs and traditions of tropeiros, Poles, Ukrainians, Portuguese, Italians and Germans, come preserved in beautiful natural landscapes, such as fields and waterfalls.
WHAT TO DO
Rich in green areas, Mandirituba is a great option for rural tourism. At the same time as they fill their eyes, fields and waterfalls invite visitors for trails, horseback riding and fishing. Visiting rural properties, where you can buy organic produce, and camomile plantations and honey production sites make the script even more interesting and tasty.
Churches of rare beauty and a monastery of Benedictine nuns are unique attractions for devotees and lovers of sacred arts.
RARE PINE TREE
In Mandirituba is a rare tree: a pine tree of almost 500 years! At this age, it still has such a large trunk that it takes five to six people to hug it. As it is on private property, the visit must be authorized.
In an area of 57 hectares, the Mãe da Mata Environmental Reserve is home to different ecosystems, such as várzea, campo and araucárias, which can be seen through trails. In order to promote environmental education, the place is visited by schools.
Traditional event held in Paraná, the International Walk in Nature has a stage in Mandirituba. It's the Chamomile Circuit, which happens in August.
MOST VISITED PLACES
Igreja de Santo Antônio
Mosteiro do Encontro
Praça Bom Jesus
The Monastery of the Meeting
A place of faith and devotion, the Monastery of the Meeting houses Benedictine nuns who live their vocation in silence and reflection. The chapel installed draws attention to its beauty. In the shape of a small basilica, the building has, at the entrance, three arches that symbolize the Mystery of the Holy Trinity. Also in the place are the baptismal font, made in pure Brazilian granite, and the Ambon, which represents the tomb of the Risen One. Particularly beautiful are the stained glass windows. The meaning of each of them depends on the colors they present, which vary from deep blue to lilac, turquoise and yellow.
Santo Antônio's Church
Santo Antônio's Church Considered a historical and cultural heritage of the municipality, Santo Antônio Church, in the town of Quatro Pinheiros, became a tourist attraction known for the pilgrimages. With more than 50 years, the wooden construction keeps objects and old clothes used by the first priests who celebrated masses in the place. The inner part of the building is adorned with biblical paintings by a local resident. A curious fact about the place is that it was the subject of a plebiscite, held in 1994. Part of the population wanted the demolition of the old chapel and construction of a new, masonry. The winning group called for the restoration of the original wooden building as it currently stands.
HOW TO ARRIVE
The municipality is cut by two highways: BR-116 and BR-101. Afonso Pena International Airport, in São José dos Pinhais, is 42 km away, the same distance to Curitiba. The capital's interstate road station is 52 km.
WHERE TO STAY
Among the lodging options in the city are hotels and rural inns.
Pork in Tacho and Moqueca de Tilápia with Pinhão are typical dishes of Mandirituba. Other flavors of local cuisine can be tasted in restaurants, bars and snack bars.