The Carambeí Historical Park, a little corner of Holland in Brazil. Get the feeling of stepping back into the past at one of the largest open-air museums in the country

the inside of Paraná It is a great destination option for those who enjoy historical trips and like to know the other cultures that helped build our country, so wide and diverse. 

A good example is the city of Carambeí, a corner of Holland in Brazil. Despite being small, the municipality is a gem when it comes to the historical preservation of the memory of colonization. 

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So much so that there is one of the largest open-air museums in the country: the Carambeí Historical Park. The place recreates the old village from the time of the Dutch settlers and makes the visitor dive into the past, in an incredible journey.

The settings are perfect, rich in details, and reminiscent of traditional Dutch cities. That is, in addition to knowing the history of Carambeí, you can experience the feeling of being in Holland when visiting the Carambeí Historical Park.

It is well worth setting aside a day to go there. In just one tour, you will learn more about Dutch culture in Brazil, the formation of cities in the interior of Paraná and, also, taste regional culinary delights. 

Don't waste time and discover this corner of the Holland in Brazil!

A piece of Holland in Paraná

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THE Carambeí Historical Park It was opened in 2011, during the celebrations of the Centenary of Dutch Immigration in the region. 

The small town of Carambeí, where the park is located, is part of the Campos Gerais region of Paraná, which includes Ponta Grossa and Castro, known for their historical importance. 

The objective of the Carambeí Historical Park is to reproduce, in its 100 thousand square meters, the life of the Dutch immigrants who colonized Campos Gerais. 

Upon entering the park, you will have the feeling of stepping back into the past. The buildings exactly recreate the houses and businesses at the time of colonization. In fact, some buildings are original and were brought from other locations. 

The richness of details inside the houses and warehouses of Carambeí Historical Park impress. Utensils, decorations and objects were strategically placed to reproduce the life of Dutch settlers.

It is no exaggeration to say that the Carambeí Historical Park is a piece of Holland in Paraná. The typical houses resemble towns in the Dutch countryside, such as Zaanse Schans, a village near Amsterdam.

Main attractions of the Carambeí Historic Park

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The Carambeí Historical Park is divided into five wings and each one reproduces an aspect of Dutch colonization. 

Part of the first wing has free admission. The rest of the park is accessible only with the purchase of a ticket. 

Check out the main attractions of the Carambeí Historic Park and plan to visit this incredible place.

House of Memory: The Casa da Memória is one of the first attractions of the Carambeí Historical Park and has free admission. The 1946 construction has a model of the old village of Carambeí and works as a museum. Outside, there is a playground for children.

Koffiehuis Confectionery: Right next to Casa da Memória and also in the free part of the first wing, Confeitaria Koffiehuis serves typical Dutch food. 

Suspension bridge: Brought from Holland especially for the park, the Suspension Bridge marks the entrance to the complex. Every night, at the end of the visits, the bridge is erected, isolating the park. 

Historic Village: Wing 2 of the park houses the Historic Village, also known as a life-size model of the old Vila de Carambeí. The site houses houses, a little church, the reproduction of the first dairy factory, the old slaughterhouse and the tractor museum. 

Amsterdam Cultural Center: The Amsterdam Cultural Center reaffirms the idea that the Carambeí Historical Park is a little corner of Holland in Brazil. It is in wing 3 and reproduces a block of the Dutch capital. 

Exibition Park: In wing 4, the Exhibition Park is the place for holding fairs and events in the Carambeí Historic Park.

Water park: Located in wing 5, Parque das Águas, in addition to being beautiful, reveals the sustainable practices of Dutch settlers. The houses arranged around an artificial lake create a unique setting.

How to get to Carambeí Historic Park

How to get to Carambeí Historical Park

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Interested in the tour? So, find out how to get to Carambeí Historical Park.

The city of Carambeí is about 140 km from Curitiba, approximately 20 km from Ponta Grossa and 295 km from Londrina. The Carambeí Historic Park is located at Avenida dos Pioneiros, 4050. 

If you are traveling by car, the way from Curitiba to Carambeí is via the BR-277 to the municipality of Campo Largo. Then, take the BR-376 and, after passing through Ponta Grossa, take the PR-151 to Carambeí. 

Departing from Londrina, by car, take Rodovia Engenheiro Ângelo Lopes to Carambeí. The route lasts 4h20. 

By bus, there are intercity lines that connect the municipality of Carambeí to Ponta Grossa, where there is the Ponta Grossa Intermunicipal Bus Terminal that receives buses from Curitiba. 

If you come from another state, it is necessary to disembark at Curitiba International Airport and rent a car or take a bus to Ponta Grossa.

Things to do near Carambeí Historic Park

How to get to Carambeí Historical Park

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The Campos Gerais region is rich in history and with many natural beauties to discover. Therefore, when visiting the Carambeí Historic Park, plan to explore the attractions in its surroundings. 

An example of a great place to visit is the municipality of Castro. In it there is Castrolanda, a Dutch colony that has one of the largest mills in the world.

If you like contact with nature, Ponta Grossa has excellent waterfalls. The most famous are the Buraco do Padre and the Cachoeira da Mariquinha. In addition, the municipality is home to the Vila Velha State Park, which has sandstone formations that look like a stone city. 

Another place to enjoy nature is the city of Tibagi, which has the sixth largest canyon in the world, the Guartelá Canyon, and the Santa Rosa and Puxa-Nervos Waterfalls.

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