Local Area

Bourbon Curitiba Convention Hotel is located in downtown Curitiba, 22 kilometers south of the Afonso Pena International Airport. Curitiba, the capital of the Brazilian state of Paraná in southern Brazil, is located 105 kilometers (65 miles) west of the seaport of Paranagua and 135 kilometers (84 miles) south of Joinville. It is an inland city of tall buildings, including the Panoramic Tower with its observatory on top. Known as a cultural center, Curitiba is home to a number of performance venues, including the Wire Opera House, a structure of tubular steel with a transparent roof, and the Guaíra Theater, with its diverse programs. It is one of the most prosperous Brazilian cities, well organized with an excellent quality of life. The city has an eclectic culture and provides the perfect example of a prime urban solution, with its education programs and environmental emphasis. There are 25 parks and gardens, and several of them are themed as tributes to the major ethnic groups that are part of the local culture.
 
Within 8 kilometers from Bourbon Curitiba Convention Hotel are the companies: ISAE, FGV, HSBC Bank, Unilever, BRFoods, and Banco Bradesco.  Within 12 kilometers are Business School Positivo, OAB, Uninter and Banco do Brasil.  FAE is 15 kilometers away.

L.E. Hotels TOP 10  must see attractions

Museu Oscar Niemeyer
 
Designed by the renowned Brazilian modern architect, Oscar Niemeyer, the Oscar Niemeyer Museum (MON) is a space dedicated to the exhibition of Visual Arts, Architecture, Urban Planning and Design. It has about 35,000 square meters of building area and more than 17,000 square meters of exhibition area, the largest in Latin America. It is precariously perched on a massive yellow 60-foot pillar. Impossibly balanced, the museum stares out over a calm reflecting pool, greeting visitors, and daring them to circle their way into the gallery. The gallery, which is also called the Museum of the Eye, was finished in 2002 when the architect was 95 years old.
 
Passeio Publico
 
The Public Garden is an ecological sanctuary in the heart of Curitiba. It has a lake with islands, a cave, suspension bridge, floating stage and is cut by a cycling loop of the city.
It is located between the streets of President Carlos Cavalcante, President Faria and Av.  João Gualberto, downtown.
 
Jardim Botânico
 
Opened in 1991, the Jardim Botanico (Botanical Garden) is a trademark of Curitiba.  It is one of the most visited attractions in the city. Created to resemble French gardens, the site features a spectacular carpet of flowers at the entrance. The greenhouse, which was inspired by a crystal palace that existed in London in the 19th century, is a metallic structure housing numerous national botanical species. The native forest offers walking trails. The botanical museum, directed by Gert Hatschbach, attracts researchers from around the world.
 
Largo da Ordem
 
The Art Fair and the Order of Largo Crafts, also known as Feirinha Square, is a multicultural space in a historic area of the city. Frequented by Curitibanos and tourists alike, it is one of one of the most popular spots in the city.
 
Bosque Alemão
 
Bosque Alemão, meaning “German Wood,” is a park built in Curitiba in honor of the German immigrants who began to settle in the city in the early 19th century. In the park, visitors can walk on the trail of Hansel and Gretel (from the tale of Brothers Grimm) and reach the gingerbread and candy house, where usually on Saturday afternoons children listen to tales told by the crone who lives in the famous Grimm fairytale.
 
Teatro Ópera de Arame (Wire Opera House)
 
Wire Opera House, with its tubular structure and transparent ceiling, is one of the emblematic symbols of Curitiba and is featured on many of the city’s postcards. It is part of Quarry Park near the Cultural Leminski Paulo, and is surrounded by lakes, typical vegetation and cascades in a unique landscape. The Opera House can house 20,000 people outdoors. The site was the scene on the magical night of April 4, 1993, in celebration of 300 years of Curitiba, at the Catalan tenor, José Carreras Concert with the Brazilian Symphony Orchestra.
 
 
Parque São Lourenço
 
Since 1972, culture, creation and nature have been a part of the Lake St. Lawrence Park, formed by the River Belém. It began with the great flood of 1970 and the bursting of the St. Lawrence Dam, which then belonged to Boutin, a fertilizer factory. Today, the old factory, with its exposed brick chimney, can be seen from far away. Five of its pavilions were recycled and adapted to house a Creativity Center, a dream realization workshop for the city. Machinery in the factor has been transformed into sculptures that adorn the center.
 
Parque Tingui and Parque Barigui
 
Tingui Park is part of a broader project of Curitiba. The overall project includes the implementation of a linear park that extends the length of the Barigui River, linking Tanguá and Barigui Parks. The work of sanitation and environmental preservation, Tingui Park offers hiking trails, landscapes of lakes, bridges and a native forest along the River Barigui. The park also houses the Ukrainian Memorial, located next to a replica of a Ukrainian church where cultural events and exhibitions are held, a tribute to the influence of Ukrainian culture in Curitiba history. The Barigui Park is part of a municipal policy of preservation of valley bottoms. The goal is to avoid pollution of the rivers by monitoring, protecting vegetation and preventing the illegal occupation of its banks, keeping these areas open to the public in the form of parks.
 
Square Brazil 500 Years
 
On April 19, 2000, in honor of the 500th anniversary of the discovery of Brazil, the square was inaugurated “Square Brazil 500 Years.”  Designed as a 15-meter diameter disc with a wind rose, the square highlights the importance of the old discoverers and their examples of knowledge, boldness, courage and entrepreneurial spirit. For the occasion, a replica of a Portuguese caravel was erected in the center of the square, but then removed after the celebration.
 
Bosque do Papa
 
The "The Pope Woods," well known to Curitibanos, provides a journey into the heart and history of a people, a thank you and a tribute to the city’s Polish immigrants. There are seven typical Polish houses in the village, built at the beginning of the Polish colonization in the region of Curitiba around 1878. The houses, which are made of fitted pine logs, house history and culture of the immigrants. At the first house, the same one visited by the Pope, there is a chapel in honor of the Black Madonna of Czestchowa, patroness of Poland. Another one features the furniture and utensils of the time of the first immigration in 1871. The agricultural museum highlights the cart, shaker grain, stone grinder and other tools of the time. On the trail in the woods, there is a sculpture of Pope John Paul II and a monument in honor of Nicolaus Copernicus.