A PERFECT ENCOUNTER
BETWEEN THE RICHES OF
MAN AND NATURE
Economic development and preservation of the environment go hand in hand in Quatro Barras. The municipality of 22 thousand inhabitants has the highest income per capita of the Metropolitan Region of Curitiba and the third largest of the State. This wealth extends to the natural aspects. The city has 63% of the territory covered by natural vegetation and produces 3% of the water that supplies Paraná, through the Iraí Dam.
Harmony between economy and nature is made possible by unique conditions for sustainable development, such as clean industries and the high availability of high-quality natural resources. As a consequence, Quatro Barras presents one of the best quality of life indices among the Brazilian cities present in metropolitan regions.
The combination of natural and economic heritage also yielded good results for the municipality's tourism. In it are the Serra da Baitaca State Park, the second state conservation unit in terms of number of visitors, and part of Marumbi's Special Area of Tourist Interest. These places offer the charms and the clean air of the preserved nature, without leaving aside the facilities of the proximity of a great urban center like Curitiba. Between the green of nature and the gray of the metropolis, choose the color of the many options that Quatro Barras offers and pay a visit!
WHAT TO DO
Quatro Barras is an obligatory stop for those who like adventure tourism. By land, you can hike, bike, motorcycle or horseback ride. In the heights, the options are climbing, free flight and abseiling.
Farms, pesque-pagues, inns and restaurants scattered throughout the rural area of the municipality are leisure options full of natural beauties and relaxing activities. Without mention the flavors. Colonial cafes offer delicious delicacies made with the best quality products, with that unmistakable taste of homemade food.
Local history and culture are told in different places of the city, such as the Stone Museum and the House of Culture. In this last one, is the Municipal Gibiteca. Worth knowing!
DELICIOUS WALKING ON VINICLES
In the Enotourism route, Quatro Barras has two famous wineries: Fardo, on the edge of the BR-116, and an artisan winemaking located in Borda do Campo. Both offer the beauties of vineyards and tasty wines.
Spread across Quatro Barras, bridges built between the end of the 19th century and the middle of the 20th century present great historical value and preserve the architectural beauty of the construction period. Examples include the Arco and Taquari River bridges, located in the revitalized stretch of Estrada da Graciosa.
The city has two municipal holidays: on January 20, the day of Saint Sebastian is celebrated. Already the anniversary of the municipality is celebrated on November 9. There are two great opportunities to visit Quatro Barras and enjoy the attractions it has to offer.
DIGITAL TOURIST MAP
The tourist who visits Quatro Barras counts on the Digital Tourist Map of the city, which allows to consult by the cellular data complete about the services and the options of tourism of the municipality. The application, which also offers signage and historical information, is available in different local scripts by the QR Code system.
TOURISM INFORMATION CENTER
Open from Monday to Friday, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, the Tourist Information Center guides visitors about the hotel's options, gastronomy and services. The folders present the main sights to visit.
MOST VISITED PLACES
Caminho de Itupava
Estrada da Graciosa
Morro do Anhangava
Morro do Anhangava
Considered one of the best rock climbing camp-schools in Brazil, Morro do Anhangava is a great place to practice free flying, climbing, abseiling, hiking and horseback riding. Over an hour, it is possible to climb the 1420 meters of altitude, which present different levels of difficulty and a lot of nature in the surroundings. Near the place, which is in the State Park of the Serra da Baitaca, nine kilometers from the city, is a group of small waterfalls. One of them provides water of extreme quality.
Considered a monumental archaeological site in the middle of the Atlantic Forest, in the Serra do Mar, the Colonial Road of Itupeva receives many tourists from Brazil and abroad. The 22 km stretch, linking Quatro Barras to Morretes, provides a journey back in time.
During the eight hour journey, it is possible to return to the time when the route, originating from ancient indigenous trails and the oldest one in the State, was one of the first connections between the plateau and the coast of Paraná. Through it, besides animals of burden, Indians, tropeiros, miners, bandeirantes and hunters passed at the time. The slaves, who were also passers by, were responsible for building the rustic stone pavement that covers the road.
Estrada da Graciosa
The first farm cart road of Paraná, Graciosa Road, built between 1854 and 1873, represents an interesting marriage between historical and natural tourism. The route was of great importance for the development of the State, because it passed the economic flow of the time. According to historians, also served as passage to the emperor Dom Pedro II and his entourage, who visited the lands of Paraná in 1880.
Crossing the most preserved part of the Atlantic Forest of Brazil, the Graciosa Road offers visitors the beauty of ancient oratories, centenary bridges and the Taquari River, where the Environmental Conservation Area of Serra do Mar begins. The sinuous curves of the route are highly sought after by cyclists, motorcyclists and race and hiking enthusiasts.
HOW TO ARRIVE
Quatro Barras is 20 km from the capital of Paraná.
The best option to get to the county is by car. Those coming from Curitiba or neighboring states, such as São Paulo and Santa Catarina, must travel by BR-116 or BR-476.
Afonso Pena International Airport, in São José dos Pinhais, is the closest to the city and is 30 km away.
WHERE TO STAY
Quite focused on corporate tourism, the local hotel chain offers a good number of hotels and inns that stand out for the quality of service.
The gastronomic options of the city are varied. There are restaurants of homemade, Italian or Asian food, per kilo or buffet. For those who prefer fast food, there are snack bars and pizzerias. Choperia and pubs are great options for fraternizing with friends. The wineries, on the other hand, offer an extra charm to the moments of relaxation. But the foods that stand out are the ground fire rib and the colonial cafes.