Lapa: historical tour – private

Duration:
7 horas

R$325,00

Do you like history and culture? Add to your itinerary the beautiful town of Lapa, with its history of bravery and well preserved mansions. And try the famousCoxinha de Farofathere!

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Total: 325

 

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Description

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WANT TO SEE A BRAVE AND BEAUTIFUL LITTLE TOWN? ADD LAPA TO YOUR ITINERARY.

Check out what a nice tour only 70 km away from Curitiba! Lapais the right choice if you like culture and history.

This small town, whose economic base is agriculture and livestock, has 45,000 inhabitants and is very proud of her past. The city center houses verywell preserved mansions and museumsthat tell the history of the city.

Founded by tropeiros (herdsmen), who played a key role in the development of Brazil, Lapa was the scene of a battle that lasted 26 days and held up the advance of maragato troops in 1894, enabling the Republican government to organize and later defeat the Southerners.

The city holds the memories of theSiege of Lapa in several museums, such as the Historical Museum, the Museum of Arms and the Pantheon of Heroes.

Casa Lacerda portrays the home of a wealthy family from the hinterlands in the 19th century. The furnishings are original and every detail has been carefully well-maintained.

At the Memorial Tropeiro,you will know a little more about these pioneers, who took their packs of mules laden with merchandise throughout Brazil.

TheIgreja Matriz de Santo Antoniowas built between 1769 and 1784 and is a genuine example of Portuguese colonial architecture.

The construction of the appealing Theatro São João started in 1873 and it was probably inaugurated in 1876. It is certain that Dom Pedro II, the Brazilian emperor, and his entourage were there in 1880. The space is interesting: there are 212 seats and the building is the definition of ‘eclectic’: the stage is in Italian style, the auditorium is in the Elizabethan style auditorium and the facade is neoclassical.

There is also the pleasant Casa da Memória or Casa dos Cavalinhos, which contains antique books and has a beautiful and curious history.

The Museu de Armas operates in the town’s former jailhouse and displays an extensive collection of arms from different epochs.

For lunch, we suggest you sample the flavors of the cozinha tropeira(herdsmen cuisine), with typical dishes such as the Virado de Feijão and Torresmo, Arroz Carreteiro, Quirera Lapeana and many others. Lunch is not included.

The Santuário de São Benedito (St. Benedict’s Sanctuary) is of is the largest in the world dedicated to this saint.

Lapa also offers the Parque Estadual do Monge, which has very interesting rock formations and a strong spiritual side, attracting many people and boasting a privileged view of the city.

If you want to taste another typical delicacy later, we recommend Coxinha de Farofa. At the Zeni Bakery you will also find pies and other treats.

A memorable trip to see a very beautiful place in Paraná!

As the buildings are historical and centenarian, they may undergo reforms and adjustments and the itinerary will be adapted in such cases.

ITINERARY

9 AM ‒ Departure from central address in Curitiba

10:30 AM ‒ Estimated Arrival in Lapa.

Foreseen visits to:

‒ Information Center to watch a 10-minute video about the Siege of Lapa, a battle that took place in 1894

‒ Historical Museum that displays details of the Siege of Lapa

‒ São João Theater: an eye-catching 19th century theater that also houses a cultural center

‒ Casa Lacerda: displays how a wealthy family lived in the 19th century

‒ Pantheon of the Heroes: site that preserves the memory of those who died during the Siege of Lapa

‒ Museum of Arms: an extensive collection of weapons from different eras, housed in the town’s former jailhouse

Taste the delights of the tropeira cuisine at the optional typical lunch.

‒ St. Benedict’s Sanctuary: the largest sanctuary in the world dedicated to this saint (internal visit only if it is open)

‒ Parque Estadual do Monge (Monk’s State Park): Located in a high part of the town, it houses interesting rock formations (access by stairs and slippery areas). The place also receives pilgrims due to the mystical aura of the monk João Maria, who lived here in the 19th century. From this spot, we also have a beautiful vista of the region.

If you like to taste regional specialties, we reccommend a stop at Confeitaria Zeni (optional) to try the delicious “Coxinha de Farofa” – it is filled with chichen. There are also delicious pastries and other treats! A nice snack before heading back to Curitiba.

Return to Curitiba, scheduled to arrive between 4 and 5 PM.

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Included Services

Normal pick-up time in central addresses en Curitiba: 9 AM / Estimated arrival time back in Curitiba: between 4 to 5 PM.

Private transportation by car or van

Certified Tour Guide

Entrance tickets to the sites visited

Not included: lunch, drinks, options, personal expenses, etc.

Required Documents: all must bring original documents or certified copies with photos. Children under 12 years of age can travel with an original birth certificate or a certified copy of this document. The current Brazilian legislation applies in case the child is traveling without the parents.

3 reviews for Lapa: historical tour – private

  1. Vera Miriam Cunha de Oliveira

    Outstanding tour! Lapa welcomes visitors very well. Beautiful town full of history. The guide was also great.

  2. Bruno Targino Gambini

    Another amazing tour! Everything was great, with good visits along the day. My only remark is about the Monk´s Park. Such a beautiful place, but lacks in structure. Nothing to complain about the tour agency, but the place deserves more.

  3. Rosana Vieira Magauldi

    Since the first contact, everything was well organized and the staff is polite and gave great information. The guide Thomas is excellent. Very good!

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