A signature site of the city, the Curitiba Botanical Garden combines serene greenery with stunning architecture. The gardens were created in the style of the French royal gardens, but feature Brazil’s tropical flora and fauna. The centerpiece is an art nouveau-style greenhouse, made of metal and glass, with three towers that overlook the city. Considered one of the most impressive botanical gardens in Latin America, the Curitiba Botanical Garden is home to rare plants and flowers, manicured hedges, statues and fountains, leaving visitors with plenty to explore and take in. These peaceful grounds serve as a retreat from the busy metropolis of Curitiba for locals and tourists alike.
The site is also a renowned research center and home to the Botanic Museum, which serves as a reference for categorizing Brazil’s native plants and welcomes scientists from around the world. Another special exhibit is the Garden of Sensations. Inaugurated in 2008, this exhibit and its vegetation are meant to be experienced with the senses. Visitors will see plants in a new light using their sense of touch, smell and hearing.
The Curitiba Botanical Garden is located at R. Engo. Ostoja Roguski. During the summertime, it is open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., and in winter, it closes early at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free.