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Source: Republic of Brazil 2
Day FallsIn celebration of the day, locals and tourists are invited to share photos and videos of the destination on social networks
By Amanda Costa
Iguazu Falls are among the Seven World Wonders of Nature. Credit: Zig Koch / MTUROn this Wednesday (11.11), “Cataratas Day” marks the 9th anniversary of the choice of Iguaçu Falls as one of the Seven World Wonders of Nature. To celebrate the date and honor one of the most famous waterfalls on the planet, tourists and residents of Foz do Iguaçu (PR) and the region are invited to share photos and videos of the Brazilian destination on social networks using the hashtag # cataratasday2020. The Iguaçu National Park is open from 9 am to 4 pm. Those who live in Foz do Iguaçu or in the neighboring municipalities and want to go to the falls to take a selfie, on Wednesday, will gain free admission and will have internal transportation released. There will be no free transportation to drive residents to the park, as in previous years. Therefore, it is necessary to go on your own. To ensure the safety and protection of visitors against Covid-19, 300 people will be allowed per hour. There are disinfection mats, sanitary barriers with guidance for tourists and alcohol gel spread throughout the park. It is worth remembering that the use of masks is mandatory. The falls will be the stage for a cycling tour in the morning and in the afternoon, with concentration at 4 pm and departure at 5 pm. The coordination of the registrations was in charge of the Iguaçu Falls Cycling Association (ACCI) and they have already been closed.CATARATAS – In addition to being among the Seven World Wonders of Nature, the attraction is recognized as a World Natural Heritage by Unesco. The natural conservation area, which houses the Iguaçu Falls, is the main tourist attraction in the state of Paraná and one of the main in the country. Almost 30% of the city’s economy is related to visitation, which accounts for 1,000 direct jobs and about 15,000 indirect ones. Last year, the park registered the mark of two million visitors: “The expressive numbers of the impact of the tourism sector on the economy of Foz do Iguaçu reinforce the potential of this activity as an important economic driver in our Brazil and fundamental in this process of retaking tourism in the country ”, highlighted the Minister of Tourism, Marcelo Álvaro Antônio. Edition: Vanessa Castro
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