Curitiba Points of Interest and Places to Visit


Curitiba Botanical Garden (Jardim Botanico)

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A signature site of the city, the Curitiba Botanical Garden combines serene greenery with stunning architecture. The gardens were created in the style of the French royal gardens, but feature ...  Read more

Oscar Niemeyer Museum

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From Rio de Janeiro to Brasilia to here in Curitiba, Oscar Niemeyer’s distinct, modern designs are a staple in Brazilian architecture. Honoring him as one of Brazil’s most famed architects, his ...  Read more

Federal University of Paraná (UFPR)

The Federal University of Paraná (UFPR) is the oldest educational institution in Brazil, dating back to 1912. Mainly made up of a single 17,000-square-meter neo-classical building, the school ...  Read more

Garibaldi Square (Praca Garibaldi)

Located in the middle of Curitiba’s Historic District, Garibaldi Square is a must-see for travelers. In addition to the grand Garibaldi Palace (Palacio Garibaldi), three churches, a fountain and a ...  Read more

Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Basílica Menor Nossa Senhora)

Walking through the middle of Curitiba’s historic center, there’s no chance of missing the city’s cathedral, Basilica Minor of Our Lady of Light, which dominates Praça Tiradentes. Built in 1876 ...  Read more

Palace of Liberty Cultural Center (Paco da Liberdade Cultural Centre)

Once Curitiba’s City Hall, the Palace of Liberty is today a multi-functional cultural center hosting conferences, lectures and exhibitions with its movie theater, sound studio and electronic art ...  Read more

Passeio Público

Curitiba’s oldest park, Passeio Publico opened in 1886 with an abundance of natural forest space and many species of small and native vegetation. For a period during the 19th century, it served as ...  Read more

Pope's Woods and Polish Memorial

Inaugurated in 1980, shortly after Pope John Paul II’s visit to Curitiba, the sprawling Pope's Woods are made up of 515,000 square feet (48,000 square meters) of native vegetation. The area is home ...  Read more

Santos Andrade Square (Praca Santos Andrade)

Santos Andrade Square is considered one of Curitiba’s great cultural sites, as it is home to two of the most important attractions in the city: both Brazil’s first university (UFRP) and the Guaira ...  Read more

Tanguá Park (Parque Tanguá)

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The site of a former quarry complex, Tanguá Park is a favorite among visitors and residents alike who may be searching for the perfect spot to watch the sunset or take photographs. ...  Read more

Tiradentes Square (Praca Tiradentes)

Arguably the most important square in Curitiba, Praca Tiradentes is home to many of the city’s well-known sites, including the Metropolitan Cathedral and Basilica Minor of Our Lady of Light. Among ...  Read more

UNILIVRE (Universidade Livre do Meio Ambiente)

Surrounded by the bustling city of Curitiba and set deep in Zaninelli Park sits Unilivre (Free Environment University), a higher learning institution that offers courses related to the environment ...  Read more

Wire Opera House (Opera de Arame)

With so many historical sites in the city, one that often graces Curitiba postcards is the Wire Opera House, a masterpiece of modern architecture. Surrounded by large boulders, a dense forest and a ...  Read more

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