The Destination Campos Gerais of Paraná

Diversified ethnicity, historical landmark and natural beauty surrounded by high industrial development are part of the Region

With more than 1 million inhabitants, Campos Gerais do Paraná has a history that began with the passage of the tropeiros from Viamão, Rio Grande do Sul, bound for São Paulo in the 18th century.

On the way, the cattle fed and the travelers unveiled the dense forest, a characteristic related to the name of the main city, all by the thick-tipped capon.

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Ponta Grossa is the reference city for having more than 350 thousand inhabitants, according to IBGE and the most important industrial center in the interior of the state. Milestone reached through water quality, soil and logistics.

The fourth largest city in Paraná has natural, historical and ethnic beauty. Some places have prominence, such as the Vila Velha State Park, an archaeological site studied by several researchers for its rock formations thousands of years old. Every year, more than 70 thousand visitors visit the place managed by the Environmental Institute of Paraná (IAP).

In the city it is still possible to travel back in time through the Campos Gerais Museum. There are 10,000 pieces depicting colonization, archaeological deeds, fashion, immigration, tropeirismo, indigenous peoples, music and Ponta-Grossenses from the Brazilian Expeditionary Force in World War II.

It is also possible to learn about the evolution of civilizations through the Ciro Flamarion Cardoso Archaeological Museum. Created in 2001, the site has about 1800 pieces depicting European Human Evolution and Prehistory, Mesopotamia, Ancient Egypt, the Mediterranean, Pre-Colombian America, Brazilian Prehistoric Archeology and Brazilian Ethnology.

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Other municipalities in the Campos Gerais stand out for their tourist vocation, such as Carambeí, 15 km from Ponta Grossa, with 20 thousand inhabitants.

The city has the Parque Histórico, a museum complex considered one of the largest in Brazil to portray the lives of the colonizers. It is a trip to ancient Holland through cultural immersion and sensory experience through the lifestyle of 20th century settlers.

A little further, about 30 km from Ponta Grossa, is Castro, the mother city of Campos Gerais and the second oldest in Paraná. With 238 years, the municipality has an average population of 70 thousand inhabitants and is considered the “National Capital of Milk”, due to the average production of 180 liters of the product annually.

In Castro, there are several tourist attractions to delight visitors. Whoever wants to know the history of the first city of Paraná can visit the historical museum, which through pictures and objects portrays the colonization of the city.

There is also Morro do Cristo, a place with a panoramic view of the municipality. Fazenda Capão Alto also draws attention because it is an archaeological site with the ruins of a chapel and slave quarters from the period of slavery.

A little further, 100 km is Tibagi. Known for the best carnival in Paraná, the “best little town in Brazil” has 20,000 inhabitants, who daily receive visitors from all over the world at Canyon Guartelá, considered one of the largest in the world, waterfalls and to practice adventure sports, like rafting.

Religious tourism also has a strong presence in the Region. Piraí do Sul is an example. In December it promotes the Festa das Brotas, a celebration with about 30 thousand people that fidelizes the symbol of the city, Nossa Senhora de Brotas, which has thousands of faithful who go to its sanctuary daily. Ponta Grossa also stands out in the tourist segment as it has itineraries for religious visitation, such as the Monastery of the Resurrection.

127 km from Ponta Grossa is Jaguariaíva, another reference in Campos Gerais when it comes to tourist attractions. There are several places to delight visitors, such as the Cerrado State Park.

There is also the Jaguariaíva River Canyon, considered the 8th largest in the world by extension.

127 km from Ponta Grossa is Jaguariaíva, another reference in Campos Gerais when it comes to tourist attractions. There are several places to delight visitors, such as the Cerrado State Park.

There is also the Jaguariaíva River Canyon, considered the 8th largest in the world by extension.

Campos Gerais has natural beauty for those who want to rest and escape the stressful routine of big cities, for lovers of adventure sports, for time travelers and those who wish to immerse themselves in a rich and unique culture.

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