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The Jardim Botânico de Curitiba, in Portuguese, or the Botanical Garden of Curitiba, in English, is also known as the "Jardim Botânico Fanchette Rischbieter". This is a park located in the city of Curitibamarker, the capital of the state of Paranámarker, and the biggest city in southern Brazil. It is the major tourist attraction of the city, and it houses part of the campus of the Federal University of Paranámarker. The international identification code is CURIT.

Opened in 1991, Curitiba's trademark botanical garden was created in the style of Frenchmarker gardens. Once the portal of entry, may be seen extensive gardens in the French style in the midst of fountains, waterfalls and lakes, and the main greenhouse of 458 square meters, which shelters in its interior, copies plants characteristic of tropical regions. It rolls out its carpet of flowers to the visitors right at the entrance. This occupies 240.000 m² in area. The principal greenhouse, in an art nouveau style with a modern metallic structure, resembles the mid-19th century Crystal Palacemarker in Londonmarker. The Botanic Museum, which provides a national reference collection of native flora, attracts researchers from all over the world. It includes many botanic species from the moist Atlantic Forests of eastern Brazilmarker.

The native forest is filled with paths for strolling. Behind the greenhouse is the Museum of Franz Krajcberg[580708], the Polish Brazilian artist who took up the cause of environmental conservation; with 1,320 square meters of area, divided into multimedia classrooms, an auditorium with 60 seats and lounge with several exhibitions of works donated by visual artist, represented by sculptures and reliefs, as well as photographs, videos, publications and educational materials.

In the other side is the Botanical Museum, a wooden building which entrance using a bridge made of wood also. Actually, the Botanical Museum of Curitiba has the fourth largest herbarium in the country. In front of the construction there is a pond with carp, turtles, teal, herons, etc, and offers a lake, an auditorium, a library, an expositions area, a theatre, tennis courts and a cycle track.

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Image:Antiga.JardimBotanicoCuritiba.JPG|In the inaugural yearImage:'JardimBotanico.BotanicalGarden.CuritibaParanaBrasilBrazil.JPG|The Frenchmarker GardensImage:MuseuBotanico.Curitiba.JPG|Botanic MuseumImage:JardimBotanicoCuritiba.jpg|"A Mãe" ("The Mother") sculptureImage:PlantasEstufaJardimBotânicoCuritiba.JPG|Plants inside the greenhouseImage:Curitiba - 2.jpg|Sunset in Botanical Garden of CuritibaImage:JardimBotanicoCuritiba.plantasdecuritiba.JPG|Garden with native flowersImage:Espa o Cultural Frans Krajcberg - Curitiba (40833438).jpg|Inside the Frans Krajcberg Gallery



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