Curitiba attractions

Top Choice Museum in Curitiba

Museu Oscar Niemeyer

Designed by and named for the architect responsible for much of Brasília, this striking museum features an iconic eye-shaped tower painted with whimsical dancing figures in shadowy black. Rotating exhibits highlight…
Market in Curitiba

Feira do Largo

On Sundays, Largo do Ordem and Praça Garibaldi host a lively art and artisan market with more than 1000 stalls.
Plaza in Curitiba

Largo da Ordem

Curitiba's colonial heart. Here, the pedestrian-only cobblestone streets are lined with beautifully restored buildings, many of which now house trendy art galleries, pubs and cafes. On Sunday, it fills up along with…
Historic Building in Curitiba

Paço da Liberdade

Curitiba's historic Old City Hall was inaugurated in 1926 and designed by then-mayor Cândido Ferreira de Abreu, who was responsible for many of the city's prettiest buildings. Today, it houses a SESC (Social Service…
Gardens in Curitiba

Jardim Botânico

In the far south of the city, the Jardim Botânico is a vast, flower-filled expanse, studded with sculpture and crisscrossed by walking paths. The centerpiece glass and metallic greenhouse is more interesting as a de…
Historic Building in Curitiba

Palácio Belvedere

Built in 1923, this modest art nouveau construction was originally designed to be a city lookout. It was left to die and gutted by fie in 2017, but the pretty pale-blue 'palace' was undergoing restoration at time of…
Theater in Curitiba

Teatro Guaíra

This premier state-run theater in Curitiba is home to the Paraná Symphony Orchestra (Orquestra Sinfônica do Paraná), and also hosts other dance and performing arts companies.
Viewpoint in Curitiba

Oi Torre Panorâmica

For an overview of Curitiba, head to the 109m-high Torre Panorâmica, offering 360-degree views from the observation deck.
Christian Site in Curitiba

Catedral Basílica de Curitiba

Inaugurated in 1893 and completely restored in 2012, Curitiba's neo-Gothic main cathedral – inspired by Barcelona's metropolitan cathedral – isn't one of Brazil's most marvelous, but it is worth checking out for its…
Historic Building in Curitiba

Federal University of Paraná

The neoclassical headquarters of the Federal University of Paraná is home to MusA-UFPR, the university's museum, which features small rotating cultural exhibitions and a tiny permanent collection of paranaense art.