Foz do Iguaçu is famous for its multicultural and interesting society. It has started a long time ago, around 1889 when a military colony was built in the Brazilian border for protection against invasions. In a document written by a sergeant is related that Paraguayans, Argentines, English, French and Natives were found in the area. We can have an idea that since these days some cultural exchange was already happening.
The tropical weather was one of the biggest reasons why people from other cities near Foz moved in. Also, the soil is great for many types of plantation. Germans and Italians came for the south of Brazil looking for lands and settled down here as well. They are the biggest population in this area. Another ethnicities that are numerous here are Asians (Japanese, Koreans, Chinese, Indians) and Arabs (Lebanese, Syrians, Iraqis). Their immigration happened after the European one but the reason they have moved in is quite different. The border is a free-trade zone; it means that products from around the world get into South America by this spot. This is a fantastic area to make business, so Asians and Arabs just love it.
It is important to remember that Foz do Iguaçu got famous in the end of 19th century. Back in those days people from around the world were already visiting the city. Some of them just stayed. But when Itaipu Hydroelectric Power Plant was built it caused a huge impact on the community, economy and geography of the region. The population increased almost five times during two decades, people from everywhere in Brazil came to Foz and their traditions, beliefs and values came with them.
Really nice, isn’t it? You might be shocked about it! On a good way, of course. Foz do Iguaçu is a city of the world, everyone is welcome. People here are used to live along with all the difference, that is why we are so receptive at Bambu.
The doors are always open and we are ready to welcome you!