DISCOVER THE WONDERS OF
THE BRAZILIAN CLIMATE CITY
Pure air, beautiful scenery, friendly people. Besides the natural refuges, the city enchants with its architecture and the traditions of the many people that enrich the local culture, as the Germans, Poles, Italians, Indigenous, African, Portuguese, Arab, Swiss and French.
With an economy based on farming, Palmeira is located in the Campos Gerais region, with an estimated population of 33,757 according to IBGE. The town borders Ponta Grossa, Campo Largo, Porto Amazonas, Lapa, Balsa Nova, São João do Triunfo and Teixeira Soares.
Among the vast palm grove that existed in the municipality, one stood out by the height and referred to the place, thus giving rise to the name of the city. At a time when tuberculosis did not have timely treatment yet, Palmeira's subtropical climate was indicated as a remedy. Thus, entire families moved to local farms as a therapeutic resource, which gave the city the title of "Natural Sanatorium" or "Brazilian Climate City".
If the tourist looks for culture, besides physical and mental rest, Palmeira is a destination that cannot be lacking in the itinerary of the trip.
WHAT TO DO
In the middle of the vast green area of Palmeira, tourists can enjoy the beauties of the local fauna and flora, and refresh themselves in the icy waters of the Parrots River and contemplate the João Pedro Waterfall at the Pugas Balneary.
If you want to know the history of the city, be sure to visit the churches, mansions and memorials. Among other tourist attractions, these places rescue the origins and culture of Palmeira.
ENJOY THE HOLIDAYS
In the religious, cultural or agribusiness area, during the year the city of Palmeira has several traditional festivals such as the Palmeira Expo, Festa das Pedras and the Integration Rodeo. It is worth checking.
STEP ON THE LAWN
The tourist who visits the João Chede Stadium can know the history of the Ypiranga Futebol Clube in the memorial of the association. Also worth noting is the historic bleachers, built in wood, in the twentieth-century English style.
MOST VISITED PLACES
Recanto dos Papagaios
Memorial da Cultura Polonesa
Museu Histórico de Palmeira - Dr. Astrogildo de Freitas
Capelinhas de Vieiras
Recanto dos papagaios
With a great structure, including natural pools, camping areas and chalets for renting, Recanto dos Papagaios is a place with a total area of 15.000 m² of great tranquility and leisure in the midst of nature.
Built in 1876 by German immigrants, during a visit of Dom Pedro II to Paraná, the Ponte dos Papagaios is another attraction of the place. The work served as a route of the tropeiros between the interior and coast of the state, and was listed in 1973 as Historical and Artistic Patrimony. Besides contemplating the local fauna and flora, the tourist can cool off in the icy waters of the Parrot River.
The Germanic climate is well represented in the Witmarsum Colony, both in the well-kept gardens and in the local cuisine. The smell of the countryside, the pine trees and the several flowers brighten this scene even more. Whether for an afternoon or a few days of lodging at the local inns, the tour will surely yield good photographs.
Capelinhas de Vieiras
Organized in the form of a large cross lying down, 14 chapels made of stone make up the Sanctuary of Senhor Bom Jesus do Monte, located in Vieiras, a community located 35 km from Palmeira. The project was designed by the Portuguese Bento Luís da Costa, in recognition of the graces received during the 50 years in which he lived in the community. The buildings refer to the Portuguese shrine of the same name, located in the city of Braga, visited by Costa as a boy.
Natural Observation Deck of the Cercado
Located at 1,060 meters above sea level, with almost 100 meters in height, the place is possible to practice sports such as abseiling and climbing. And, of course, it is worthwhile to eternalize the magnificent view of the observation deck.
Memorial Colônia Cecília
In 1890, Italian journalist and agronomist Giovanni Rossi founded the only experimental community in Latin America based on anarchist premises. In his eight totems and a small wooden house, the memorial rescues the history of the colony's three years of existence which, viewed from above, has the shape of an "A", the symbol of anarchism.
HOW TO ARRIVE
Located 80 km from Curitiba, it is possible to arrive in Palmeira by the BR-277, BR-376 and PR-151 highways. The nearest airport offering daily commercial flights is Afonso Pena International Airport, in São José dos Pinhas, 103 km away.
WHERE TO STAY
To recharge the energies, the town offers several hotel options in the central area. If you are looking for a quiet break in the countryside, the Witmarsum Colony offers cozy guesthouses.
If after knowing the beauties of the town and you get starving, do not forget to try the Pão no Bafo, also known as Pão no Bafo and Pão de Bafo Russo. Inserted in the Palmeirense cuisine in 1878 by the Russian and German immigrants, the recipe has as basic ingredients the pork, cabbage and dough steamed. To accompany, Gengibirra is a great option, a drink that takes ginger as a base and is still produced today. Both the bread and the drink are listed as immaterial patrimony of the Municipality of Palmeira. Two irresistible flavors.