Curitiba Cathedral (Catedral Basílica Menor Nossa Senhora) Tours and Activities
Walking through the middle of Curitiba’s historic center, there’s no chance of missing the city’s cathedral, Catedral Basílica Menor Nossa Senhora,which dominates Praça Tiradentes. Built in 1876 in the Neo-Gothic style, the church features several stained-glass windows and paintings by artists such as Italian brothers Carlos and Anacleto Garbaccio within. The structure was designed by a French architect who is said to have been inspired by Barcelona’s Metropolitan Cathedral, another large, Gothic place of worship. Curitiba’s Metropolitan Cathedral sits on the very spot where the city’s first Catholic church was constructed back in 1693.
At the right-side entrance, visitors have a chance to see the chair where Pope John Paul II sat when he visited the city in 1980. Near the altar is a 30-foot (nine-meter) deep well, which is believed by historians to be the only remaining piece of the original structure. The cathedral is most easily spotted on a stroll through the park and is included in many walking and bus tours.
Tours and Activities to Experience Curitiba Cathedral (Catedral Basílica Menor Nossa Senhora)
- Oscar Niemeyer Museum (Museu Oscar Niemeyer)
- Curitiba Botanical Garden (Jardim Botanico)
- Palace of Liberty Cultural Center (Paco da Liberdade Cultural Centre)
- Curitiba Garibaldi Square (Praça Garibaldi)
- Arena da Baixada
- Wire Opera House (Opera de Arame)
- Curitiba Cathedral (Catedral Basílica Menor Nossa Senhora)