Travel Guide, Tour Tips and Accommodation

Travel Guide, Tour Tips and Accommodation

South America

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Curitiba is full of postcards, such as the Teatro Ópera de Arame and the Jardim Botânico. Not to mention the boques and parks that the capital of Paraná has. The city is a starting point for two beautiful trips: one by car via Estada da Graciosa and one by train via Serra do Mar, where both take you to Morretes, a very good place to enjoy a typical dish from the region made from flour. cassava and cooked meats: barreado.

In Curitiba, a good meal is everywhere, but especially in the Santa Felicidade neighborhood, which is very famous for its cantinas that serve Italian rodízios.

When tourists plan to go to Curitiba, they include coats in their luggage. This is certainly one of the city's certainties, as it has low temperatures. But it's not the only advice to follow.

Upon disembarking in this place, the tourist will discover a scenario where people, urban space and the environment coexist in a well-organized way. In Curitiba, tourists can take advantage of an exclusive bus line for tours of the city's main tourist attractions, the Linha Turismo.

Historic Sector of Curitiba

The Historic Sector is made up of the ruins of the Church of São Francisco de Paula, never completed, the Fountain of Memory, the Flower Clock, old churches, mansions recycled and transformed into cultural spaces make up the city's Historic Sector. One of the highlights is the Curitiba Memorial. On Sundays, visitors can enjoy the crafts fair.

Barigui Park

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Photo of Barigui Park, in Curitiba, PR
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Barigui Park is one of the largest in the city. It was established in 1972 and is one of Curitiba's favorites for daily walks, as it is on the lakefront. It has spaces for an automobile museum, exhibitions and events, sports and various other activities.

See the Barigui Park photo gallery

São Lourenço Park

An old glue factory gave way to a Creativity Center that offers courses, workshops and exhibition spaces. Its lake is surrounded by a large native green area.

Tanguá Park

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Photo of Parque Tanguá, in Curitiba, PR
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Located on the banks of the Barigui River, it is a leisure area with large green spaces, a walking and running track, a boat dock, a cycle path and a tunnel cut into the rock connecting the lakes. Tanguá Park was established in 1996.

See the Tanguá Park photo gallery

Tingui Park

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Photo of Parque Tingui, in Curitiba, PR
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Tingui Park remembers the first occupants of Campos de Curitiba from the Gurani nation, the Tinguis Indians.

See the photo gallery of Tingui Park

Tiradentes Square

It is the city's ground zero, dominated by the Gothic-style Cathedral Basilica of Nossa Senhora da Luz. It was restored in 1993, on its centenary.

Osório Square

Praça Osório was born in 1874, receiving the name Largo Oceano Pacifico in 1878. It has been Praça General Osório since 1879. It has a clock, restored in 1993, which recalls the first one installed there, which marks the city's official time. There is also a light source and leisure equipment for the kids.

Japan Square

Japan Square pays homage to the children of the “Rising Sun” who settled and dedicated themselves to agriculture. Today, spread across the square, there are 30 cherry trees sent from Japan by the Japanese Empire and artificial lakes modeled after Japan. In 1993, the House of Culture, the Japanese Portal and the Tea House were built.

German Forest

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Photo of Bosque Alemão, in Curitiba, PR
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The German Forest remembers the most cherished traditions of the Germans, who were the first immigrants to settle in Curitiba, from 1833. Among the highlights are: the Enchanted House, the Hansel and Gretel trail from the Grimm brothers' tales, the Oratory Bach and the Philosophers Tower, with a magnificent view of Curitiba.

See the Bosque Alemão gallery

Pope's Grove / Polish Memorial

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Photo of Bosque Papa João Paulo II, in Curitiba, PR
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The Polish immigration memorial is made up of seven log houses and native woodland. It was opened in 1980, after the visit of Pope John Paul II.

See the gallery of Bosque Papa João Paulo II

Public Promenade / Arab Memorial

Passeio is the first public park and also the first Zoo in Curitiba. It was opened in 1886 and its main gate is a replica of the old portal of the dog cemetery in Paris. The Arab Memorial is a modern building inspired by the architecture of the desert people. It is also a public library.

Botanical Garden

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The Botanical Garden was created in 1991 in the image of French gardens. It has a metal and glass greenhouse, native forest, botanical museum, trails and a “Frans Krajcberg” cultural space.

See the Botanical Garden gallery

Santa Felicidade

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Photo of Bairro Santa Felicidade, in Curitiba, PR
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Santa Felicidade is a colony formed in 1878 by Italian immigrants from the Trentino and Veneto regions. It is the main gastronomic axis of Curitiba, with a parade of typical houses, units of preservation interest due to their historical, sentimental or architectural value.

See the photo gallery of the Santa Felicidade Neighborhood

Panoramic Tower

The Panoramic Tower supports telecommunications services, allowing a 360-degree view of the city from the viewpoint. Its 109.5 meters high is equivalent to the size of a 40-story building.

Flowers Street

This is the city's main street and was transformed into the country's first promenade in 1972. It is an important commercial axis in the capital.

24 Hour Street

After being restored, the Street once again boasted the architecture that made it known throughout the world, such as the large arches and the 24-hour clock. It reopened with a diverse mix of commerce and services.

Bus Station

When it was opened in 1972, its modern and functional design represented a milestone in the country in terms of transport terminals.

Palace of Freedom

It was inaugurated on February 24, 1916 and was the headquarters of the old Curitiba City Hall. With neoclassical details and art-nouveau designs, the construction of Paço da Liberdade is made of brick masonry based on concrete and stone blocks.

It is the only monument in Paraná listed by the National Historical and Artistic Heritage Institute (IPHAN). This restoration project respects the original characteristics of this building and favors the public use of the space. On March 29, 2009, City Hall completely revitalized Paço da Liberdade.

Italian Portal

The Italian Portal marks the entrance to the Italian neighborhood of Santa Felicidade. It uses elements from three typical buildings of Italian immigration, including the main church, with its tower separated from the main body.

Railway Museum

It was built in the old station and tells the state's railway history. The building attached to Shopping Estação also houses the Railway Museum, the Perfume Museum, the Pharmacy Museum, the Puppet Theater and a modern events center, Estação Embratel Convention Center.

Oscar Niemeyer museum

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Photo of the Niemeyer Museum, in Curitiba, PR
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This is the largest and most modern museum in Brazil. It was designed by architect Oscar Niemeyer and the “eye” completes an old work that he built himself in 1976.

See the Niemeyer Museum Photo Gallery

Ukrainian Memorial

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Photo of the Ukrainian Memorial, in Curitiba, PR
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In Parque Tingui, the Ukrainian Memorial is located, a tribute to the centenary of the arrival of the pioneers of the ethnic group, which was celebrated in 1995. It is a replica of the Church of São Miguel, in Serra do Tigre, in Mallet, in the interior of Paraná, made with pine shingles and bronze dome.

See the Ukrainian Memorial gallery

Wire Opera / Pedreira Paulo Leminski

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Photo of the Ópera de Arame Theater, in Curitiba, PR
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The Ópera de Arame Theater was built in a tubular structure in 1992. It is a magical space that integrates with the nature of the place. On its side, Pedreira Paulo Leminski is the stage for major cultural and artistic events in Curitiba. Just ahead, there is the Farol das Cidades, a computerized library.

See the photo gallery of the Ópera de Arame Theater

Free University of the Environment (UNILIVRE)

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Photo from the University of the Environment, in Curitiba, PR
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UNILIVRE was opened in 1992, with the presence of oceanographer Jacques Cousteau. It promotes environmental education for the general population, being a lesson in ecology, integrating architecture with the environment.

See the photo gallery of the Environment University at Bosque Zaninelli

Guaíra Theater

Located in Praça Santos Andrade, the Guaíra Theater is one of the largest in Latin America. In front of you is the Federal University of Paraná, which is the first in Brazil.

Paiol Theater

This is an old gunpowder magazine that was built in 1906 and recycled into an arena theater in 1971. Its inauguration was baptized by the poet Vinícius de Moraes, who composed a song made especially for the occasion. The Paiol Theater is a symbol of Curitiba's cultural transformation.

Civic Center

The Civic Center is the Headquarters of the Powers of the State of Paraná, together with the Iguaçu Palace, the Court of Justice and the Legislative Assembly, in addition to Curitiba City Hall. It was implemented in 1953, on the centenary of Paraná's political emancipation.