Paraná attractions

Top Choice Waterfall in Paraná

Parque Nacional do Iguaçu

Brazil's second-oldest national park, created in 1939, protects one of South America's most magical and majestic sights, Iguaçu Falls, part of the largest waterfall system in the world. The 1200m-long Trilha das Cat…
Top Choice Waterfall in Parque Nacional do Iguaçu

Cataratas do Iguaçu

Once you're in the park and ready to visit the falls, take the Parque Nacional do Iguaçu bus to the third stop at Belmond Hotel das Cataratas. Here you can pick up the main waterfall observation trail, Trilha das Ca…
Top Choice Dam in Foz do Iguaçu

Itaipu Binacional

With a capacity of 14 million kilowatts, this binational dam is the world's second-largest hydroelectric power station, and the one that produces the most electricity per year. The impressive structure, at some 8km …
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…
Top Choice Bird Sanctuary in Foz do Iguaçu

Parque das Aves

This 5-hectare bird park, located 300m from the entrance to Parque Nacional do Iguaçu, is home to 800-plus species of birds, including red ibis, bare-throated bellbird, and flamingos galore. They live in 8m-high avi…
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.
Archaeological Site in Paraná

Parque Estadual de Vila Velha

Located in Campos Gerais, 93km west of Curitiba, Parque Estadual de Vila Velha is known as the ‘stone city.' The park’s centerpieces are the 23 aretinhas (sandstone pillars), created over millions of years. The myst…
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…
Lighthouse in Ilha do Mel

Farol das Conchas

Built in 1872 on orders from Dom Pedro II, this lighthouse stands picturesquely atop a hill at the island’s most easterly point. From here you have panoramic views of the island, the bay and the Serra do Mar. It’s a…
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…