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Casa do Barreado

In her own home a few blocks behind the historic district, Norma cooks up real-deal barreado (meat stew) true to its original recipe (simmered for 24 hours in an earthen clay pot), a less commercialized version than…
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Carmello Gastro Bar

What is likely the city's most sophisticated restaurant is an offshoot of one of the town's other good restaurants, Danubio Azul, post-family feud. You'll see dishes on the à la carte dinner menu you won't find else…
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Danubio Azul

The centro histórico's best restaurant does excellent fish preparations and a tasty filet mignon among bland decor but stretching water views. At lunch it's a high-quality por-kilo buffet.
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Toca do Barril

This cozy cantina is Paranaguá's best, serving up a good mix of bottled craft beers from Curitiba and Santa Catarina (plus a few Belgian stragglers), good burgers (from R$23) and live rock and MPB (Thursday to Satur…
Museum in Paranaguá

Museu de Arqueologia e Etnologia

Housed in an 18th-century Jesuit college, this surprisingly great museum displays indigenous artifacts, primitive and folk art, and old tools and machines.
Coffee in Paranaguá


For what it's worth, this small cafe inside A Página Livrarias bookshop is Paraguaná's intellectual ground zero. There's espresso (from R$5) served alongside a proper shot of carbonated water.
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Mercado do Café

For a variety of cheap eats in a colonially draped food court, head inside the Mercado do Café. Pastel do Kubo is is a particular favorite among the parnanguara (pastels from R$5).
Church in Paranaguá

Igreja de NS do Rosário

The oldest of the city’s colonial churches is Igreja de NS do Rosário, parts of which date to 1578.
Church in Paranaguá

Igreja São Benedito

The 18th-century Igreja de São Benedito was built specifically for the town’s slaves in honor of Benedict the Moor, the patron saint of slaves.
Church in Paranaguá

Igreja São Francisco das Chagas

The 18th-century Igreja São Francisco das Chagas was built in the baroque style specifically for the town’s slaves.