Foz do Iguaçu has a very diverse culture and is home to one of the largest Arab and Asian communities in the world.
THE OMAR IBN AL-KHATAB MOSQUE
Foz do Iguaçu is considered the second largest Arab community in Brazil, home to the 1,248 m²- large Omar Ibn Al-Khattab Muslin mosque. It is a sumptuous temple, a symbol of the religion and can be seen from various locations. One attention-grabbing feature is the minarets, the towers that surround the Mosque. Exquisite, despite their specific role of being a high place from which a call to prayer could be heard five times a day, the towers also serve other purposes, and one the most important is serving as a lighthouse.
THE BUDDHIST TEMPLE
For ethnical and cultural tourism, a visit to the Buddhist Temple is indispensable. This location features a wealth of details in its works and in its replica of the Buddha Mi La Pu-San, the famous sitting Buddha. It is one of the largest Buddhist temples in Latin America, with Bodhisattva statues and a garden featuring over 100 statues aligned towards the sunset.