Located in the extreme west of Paraná, Foz do Iguaçu has become a reference in Brazilian tourism with international fame. Also called the “largest tourist complex in the world”, the city is home to more than 260 thousand residents and receives up to 655 thousand tourists per year. Besides its iconic attractions, the city has a border with Paraguay and Argentina, and is also a traditional crossing point.

In a nutshell, Foz do Iguaçu is a center of history and culture, which carries the origin and legacy of several peoples – the first ones only arrived in 1881. Those who come into contact with these lands learn a lot about their importance for the country, such as, for example, the fact that it is home to the world’s largest hydroelectric power station and has already been visited by personalities such as Princess Diana herself and actor John Travolta.

However, the main reason for so much love and national and foreign excitement about Foz do Iguaçu is the beautiful waterfalls called Iguaçu Falls. Considered one of the 7 Wonders of Nature, it is the region’s main postcard among many others that turn the city into a great paradise to visit and live in.

Would you like to know some of them and different curiosities? Read the list that we have prepared below:

Foz do Iguaçu, a complete place for you to live!

Not only in Brazil, but as in all Latin America and the world, Foz do Iguaçu has a remarkable presence, full of symbols and reasons to be remembered and attract tourists and new residents. Take a look at 5 of them:

Bird Park

The Bird Park is the largest preservation center of the Atlantic Forest species. Treating and monitoring more than 1,400 birds of 150 different species, it is also home to animals such as alligators, jabuti, iguanas, butterflies, anacondas, boa constrictors, turtles, etc. The professionals at this center are constantly fighting against the extinction of animals, trying to favor the reproduction and perpetuation of the breeds that are under threat.

Dreamland Wax Museum

With more than 100 statues cast in wax, all visitors have the chance to see identical replicas of artists, famous people, and several personalities known worldwide, such as the Joker, Marylin Monroe, Michael Jackson, Harry Potter, and more. But it doesn’t stop there, Dreamland also has four incredible attractions for visitors, making the experience even more special and unique.

Islamic Mosque

In Foz do Iguaçu, visitors and residents have the unmissable chance to visit the second largest mosque in Latin America, the Omar Ibn Al-Khattab Mosque. Built faithfully to the model of the Al Aqsa Mosque, in Jerusalem, it houses and transmits the most sacred knowledge for Islam, providing a unique moment of learning about the monotheistic Abrahamic religion articulated by the Koran.

Landmark of the Three Borders

At a certain point, two large rivers in the city, the Iguazu and the Paraná, meet and this point is known as the Three Borders Landmark, also delimiting the borders of Brazil, Argentina, and Paraguay. There is a large obelisk with the main colors of the Brazilian flag, yellow and green. At the landmark, many visitors take pictures and can observe a beautiful and natural riverside landscape.

Itaipu Binational

Itaipu Hydroelectric Power Plant is a binational hydroelectric power plant located on the Paraná River on the border between Brazil and Paraguay. It is considered the largest hydroelectric power plant in the world in terms of energy production. However, the best part is that it can be visited by tourists thanks to its Special Tour, where the inside of the building is shown and, at night, a light show.

Did you see how Foz do Iguaçu is worthy of the title “paradise”? There are many other places that make this city even more wonderful for you and your family to live in. If you want to know more about this city, read our post with important facts about making a real estate investment in Foz do Iguaçu.

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