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About 15 kilometres from the city there is located a water park Solar das Aguas Calientes, in which everybody will find something for himself. It has slides and numerous pools, including those with natural, hot springs.
In August takes place the Japanese-Brazilian festival. It emphasizes the importance of this culture in the city, as the Japanese minority, living in Maringá, is the third biggest in the country.
In June in Maringá takes place Música Cidade Canção. It is the biggest festival in the southern part of Brazil, every year attracting to the city many music lovers.
Maringá is the third biggest city in the Brazilian state Paraná. It is referred to as the city of music, in part due to the fact that it owes its name to a song. The song was dedicated to love of the author to Maria do Ingá and was highly popular in times when the city was founded.
Maringá, like the whole state in which it is situated, is characterized by variety of nationalities, cultural richness and very high level of life. Its citizens are one of the most educated in the country, and it also serve as the premises of the state university – Universidade Estadual de Maringá. Public transport is very organized, and modern architecture brings to mind European cities.
Thanks to its rich and abundant vegetation, Maringá is considered as one of the most green cities in the world. the biggest parks are: Horto Florestal, Parque do Inga or Bosque II, known also as Parque dos Pioneiros. Apart from them, on every step you will find other smaller or bigger squares and you won’t be complaining on lack of spots to rest.
Apart from lot of green area, Maringá is also standing out with other interesting facts. First of them is being crossed by the Tropic of Capricorn. That point was marked with special informative board. The other news is that an unusual building of the local cathedral Catedral Basílica Menor de Nossa Senhora da Glória has 124 metres of height!
In Maringá you won’t be missing spots with delicious food, especially if you want to try local cuisine. Very popular restaurants with Brazilian food, whose outstanding quality is known in the whole country, are Boteco do Neco by Avenida Tiradentes 133, Habanero Grill by Avenida Maua 2694 or a bar with splendid steaks Silvan Cult at Avenida Tiradentes 789.