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About Paraná

The state of Paraná is located in the southern region of Brazil, with the capital city of Curitiba, the coldest of the country. Curitiba and the cities of Londrina, Maringa and Foz do Iguaçu are poles of Paraná events and business. Having a lot of national parks that stand out is the Iguaçu National Park, Superagui National Park. Foz do Iguaçu is internationally known with 275 water falls and 80 meters high. Other places are the Devil's Throat, Itaipu Hydroelectric Power Plant and the San Francisco Salto which has 196 meters and the largest waterfall in southern Brazil. The Vila Velha State Park located in the city of Ponta Grossa, has rocks that seem ruins of a great city carved by wind and water, some formations look like a camel and other like a turtle. Also in town are the hole of the Father, the Chapel of Santa Barbara and the Waterfall Mariquinha. To know the Basilica Cathedral Minor of Our Lady of Glory, which is the second tallest monument in South America, visit the city of Maringa. Those who like to practice adventure tourism and ecotourism, Paraná options are on the coast, the Pinion routes, General Campos, Land of the Pine Trees, the Iguaçu Falls and Paths to Itaipu Lake. The activities are cycling, hiking, rappelling, climbing, rafting and other that are made by specialized travel agencies. Among the traditional festivals in the state, are Congada, Folia de Reis, the Fandango, Ram the National Party in the Hole, National Pig Party at Roller and Haru Matsuri - the Spring Festival. In Paraná are many typical food choices that have major influence of the people of Poland and Ukraine. The foods are the pierogi, barreado that is the flagship of the local cuisine, rice and driver beans, beans drover, the pinion and the gaucho barbeque.