Originally inhabited by two native tribes, Curitaba was founded in 1693, as a Portuguese colony, freshly won from the warring natives. It became an agricultural and mineral extraction site. In the 1850's, the city became a highly desirable location for European immigrants, bringing fresh perspective and culture to the city.
Today, Curitaba is named "Best Big City in Brazil" by Reader's Digest. It has hosted the FIFA World Cup twice - 1950 and 2014. It is known for its unique way of life, skyline, beauty, greenery, cherry trees, blend of cultures, and vivacity.
People Born in Curitaba
Curitaba in People's Lives
Liam Neeson: I traveled here in 1985 to film scenes of the movie The Mission.