SDB World Federation 2017 Sessions    
Curitiba - PR - Brazil
Jan 22-28, 2017

Curitiba (Host city)

Curitiba is the capital and largest city of the Brazilian state of Paraná. The city sits on a plateau at 932 meters (3,058 ft) above sea level. The city's population numbered approximately 1,760,500, making it the eighth most populous city in the country, and the largest in Brazil's South Region. During summertime (between December and April), the average temperature is around 25 °C (77 °F) at daytime, but it can get above 30 °C (86 °F) on the hottest days and it can get below 17 ºC (62 ºF) at night on the coldest days.

Brazil (host country)

Capital: Brasília
Dialing code: +55
ISO code: BRA
Currency: Brazilian real
Population: 200.4 million (2013) World Bank
Official language: Portuguese

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Brazil is the largest country in both South America and the Latin American region. It is the world's fifth-largest country, both by geographical area and by population. It is the largest Portuguese-speaking country in the world, and the only one in the Americas.

Seventh Day Baptists in Brazil

In 1913, six leaders of Seventh-day Adventist conference of Brazil withdrew to form a new conference called Seventh Day Evangelical Adventists (also known as Evangelical Extraordinary). In 1950, after learning of the Seventh Day Baptists  from churches of this faith in Germany, these Adventists revised their statutes and adopted the Seventh Day Baptist name "Brazilian Conference of the Seventh Day Baptists". In 1965, their General Assembly approved association with the Seventh Day Baptist World Federation and was represented at the 1971, 1978,1986, 1992 and 1997 sessions before hosting the federation in Bocaiuva do Sul, Paraná in 2003. The 2003 report listed 2800 members. In 2008 this conference listed 61 churches and ten home missions groups. Don A Sanford, A Choosing People: The History of Seventh Day Baptists, 2nd ed. (Mecon, Georgia, USA: Mercer University Press, 2012), page 311.


Below are some tourist attractions in Curitiba-PR-Brazil. Not all of them will be in the Sightseeing tour.

The Oscar Niemeyer Museum (Portuguese: Museu Oscar Niemeyer) is located in the city of Curitiba, in the state of Paraná, in Brazil. It was inaugurated in 2002 with the name Novo Museu or New Museum. With the conclusion of remodeling and the construction of a new annex, it was reinaugurated on July 8, 2003, with the current denomination to honor its famous architect who completed this project at 95 years of age. It is also known as Museu do Olho or Museum of the Eye, due to the design of the building.

Read more: Oscar Niemeyer Museum

The only telephone tower in Brazil with an observatory deck for sightseeing that is opened for visitation. One hundred and nine and a half meters high, it was opened in 1991 and it is one of the most visited touristic points in Curitiba. The observatory deck has a 360º view.

The “Free Environmental University” – Unilivre – has an interesting and sustainable architecture, surrounded by native woods and located in a former quarry, what makes the place very special. It was founded 1991 and at the moment develops activities for environmental education, research, studies and projects. There is also a small stage facing the lake and the external structure was built with recycled material .

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 Curitiba. It is the city's major tourist attraction and landmark and it houses part of the campus of the Federal University of Paraná. The international identification code is CURIT.

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One of the biggest and oldest parks of Curitiba, the Barigui is one of the absolute favourites of the curitibanos. The place is perfect for sports such as jogging, bicycle, inline skates or just enjoying the free time with family or drinking a beer with friends! The park has a very good infrastructure. Close by you may visit the Automobile Museum (Museu do Automóvel).

With a different and special structure, lying on a lake of a former quarry, it impresses all visitors! It was opened 1992 and besides a touristic place, it is a theater that hosts presentations, music festivals and graduations. During the evening, it is even more impressing due to its lightning. 

The park was created to protect the waters of the Barigui river and is today another special tourist attraction. Located in an area of former quarries, it was opened 1996 and occupies an area of about 450.000 sqm. It has barbeque places, a beautiful garden, lakes and an artificial waterfall, a tunnel crossing the former quarry and an amazing view. Sundown is a beautiful moment to appreciate this park!

Located in the Bosque do Papa João Paulo II, a green area of 46,000 square meters, in the city center, the Polish Memorial is an outdoor museum. There are seven log houses built with the wood of local pine trees, typical of the materials that Polish immigrants used. The houses contain many items that the Polish used or built for their daily lives. Including furniture, and household items such as the sour cabbage barrel, where sour cabbage was prepared and stored.

Read more: Polish Immigration Memorial