The capital of Paraná is a national reference in modernity, green areas and urban mobility. Discover organized Curitiba and its must-see attractions
Known as one of the best cities to live in Brazil, Curitiba, the capital of Paraná, is a reference when we talk about quality urban development with environmental preservation. There are more than 30 parks spread throughout the city, including the beautiful Tanguá, the Barigui, an extensive preserved area of native forest in the heart of the city and the Botanical Garden, with the greenhouse in metallic structure, the main postcard of the municipality.
Places to visit in Curitiba it's not missing. The capital of Paraná also preserves the influence of European immigrants. The Italian roots can be found in the canteens of Santa Felicidade, the Poles are present in the pastry shops, while the Ukrainians participate in the handicraft fair, with their hand-painted eggs. But if you're looking for more, a stroll along Rua das Flores will show you the city's mix of cultures in its cinemas, theaters and cafes.
Curitiba it is also known for its climate, the low temperature and the rain are already part of the curitibano scenario. THE best time to visit the city is between the months of March and May, when temperatures are milder. In winter, thermometers mark an average of 13 degrees.
The city gets even busier in the second half of the year, when the Theater Festival takes place, which receives several renowned artists and directors, in addition to exhibiting plays in various parts of the city.
What to do in Curitiba
Curitiba Botanical Garden
The huge and charming garden welcomes thousands of visitors every year. The Jardim Botânico de Curitiba is one of the main postcards of the state and was built with. The intention was to honor the urbanist Francisca M. Garfunkel Rischbieter, one of the city's pioneers in urban planning.
Oscar Niemeyer museum
The Oscar Niemeyer Museum, also known as the Eye Museum, is one of the most important in Latin America. Opened in 2002, the museum houses a huge collection of contemporary works. The temporary exhibitions receive important names from national and foreign visual arts.
Ukrainian Immigration Memorial
Located in Parque Tingui, the Ukrainian Memorial pays tribute to Ukrainian immigrants from Curitiba. The memorial set is mainly composed of a replica of the church of São Miguel Arcanjo, a typical house, an open-air stage and the portal. All constructions were made with woods that fit (like brick houses) in the Ukrainian style
With an area of 235 thousand m², Tanguá Park preserves the green areas closest to the source of the Barigui River. The park is a great option for outdoor walks. The huge complex has a waterfall, two lakes and an artificial tunnel that can be visited by boat or on foot, as well as a viewpoint, bike path, jogging track and snack bar.
Curitiba Holocaust Museum
The Curitiba Holocaust Museum aborts several aspects of the Holocaust of the Jewish people during the 2nd World War.
Historic Center of Curitiba
Mostly concentrated in the São Francisco neighborhood, the historic center of Curitiba is the main attraction of the city, several options of bars and restaurants with different types of draft beer and typical foods are in this region. The neighborhood also has a craft fair on Sundays, some museums and the San Francisco Ruins.
The Telepar Tower is at the highest point in Curitiba and houses the Telephone Museum. At 109 meters high at 1050 meters above sea level, the tower allows for an incredible 360-degree panoramic view of the city.
Cathedral Basilica Minor Our Lady of Light
The Cathedral Basilica Minor of Nossa Senhora da Luz de Curitiba is located in Praça Tiradentes. It is one of the most important cultural heritages of the city.
Other tourist attractions in Curitiba
- Barigui Park
- Santa Felicidades neighborhood
- Guaira Theater
- Flower clock
- Arts and Crafts Fair
- Curitiba Engraving Museum
- Japanese Immigration Memorial
- Wire Opera
- Paiol Theater
How to get to Curitiba
Afonso Pena International Airport receives flights from the main capitals of the country
From São Paulo: 406 km access via BR-116
From Santa Catarina: 303 km access via BR-116
Through the interior or coast of Paraná, access is via the BR-227
The city receives daily buses from several Brazilian capitals. For up-to-date information on which companies operate to Curitiba, it is worth calling the bus station in the capital of Paraná.
Curitiba bus station
Tel: (41) 3320-3000
Best time to visit Curitiba
Between March and May, the city receives fewer rain showers and the weather tends to be more stable and pleasant. The hottest months in Curitiba coincide with the time when the capital receives the most rainfall. In the months of November, December, January, February and March, the temperature reaches 27°C.
During the winter, the thermometers drop drastically and Curitiba usually registers the lowest temperatures in the country, staying around 8°C. In March, the Theater Festival takes place, an event that attracts a large audience to check out the various performances available throughout the festivities.
Where to stay in Curitiba
Booking offers more than 400 options for accommodation in Curitiba. See all available hotels on Booking.com here.
Curitiba has great Airbnb accommodation options. The platform that offers house, apartment and room rentals can be much cheaper than hotels. And if you haven't registered yet, you can use this discount code.
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