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CuritibaBrazil

See the European influence on this prosperous Brazilian city. Explore its historic heart, architectural marvels and many sprawling parks.

This progressive southern Brazilian city is a thriving urban center with diverse roots. The former gold-mining camp of Curitiba was built by European immigrants, something that is reflected in its architecture, planning and culture. Spreading from the historic town center, Curitiba’s landscape features sprawling parkland, cascading fountains and tended forests. Discover a community of eclectic artists and musicians keeping classical music alive in Brazil. If you’re traveling south to visit Brazil’s rugged wilderness, stop in Curitiba for a Brazilian experience that many tourists overlook.

See some of the city’s most iconic works of architecture in the old town. Large parts of the city have begun to succumb to urban deterioration, but you can still visit the ornate Church of the Third Order of Francis and many German-inspired, well-cared-for structures in the area. On Sunday attend the craft market that takes over the cobbled streets. Enjoy an evening of music or stage performances at the Guaira Theater.

The area’s most iconic building is outside the city center. Visit the Botanical Garden of Curitiba to see the landmark greenhouse that has grown in prestige. This city icon is home to tropical plant species from around the world, while the surrounding forest features native trees and fountains. Hike the trails that lead into the park to observe local animal species.

Learn about the German legacy that helped shape Curitiba as you admire the scenery in German Wood, a manicured forest. See arts, crafts and historic artifacts from the community of immigrants before you hike through the woodland. Enjoy Curitiba’s diverse food offerings: Brazilian churrasco barbecue or selections from the German and Japanese populations. Find Italian cuisine in the Santa Felicidade district.

Curitiba has an international airport. The city is 250 miles (400 kilometers) southwest of São Paulo. Getting around Curitiba is easy using the affordable, efficient buses serving almost all city neighborhoods. Hop aboard the Serra Verde Express to explore the majestic coastline east of the city; the scenic train leaves each morning and is one of Curitiba’s main attractions.

Where to stay in Curitiba

Batel, Curitiba, South Region, Brazil

Batel

4/5Very Good!(1 area review)

Batel is noteworthy for its shopping, and you can make a stop at top attractions like Japan Square and Novo Batel Mall.

Batel
Museum of Contemporary Art

Centro

4/5Very Good!(2 area reviews)

You'll enjoy the museums and cafes in Centro. You might want to make time for a stop at 24 Hours Street or Mercado Municipal de Curitiba.

Centro
South Region

Matriz

You'll enjoy the churches and gardens in Matriz. You might want to make time for a stop at Botanical Garden of Curitiba or Shopping Mueller.

Matriz
Santa Felicidade, Curitiba, South Region, Brazil

Santa Felicidade

Santa Felicidade is well liked for its restaurants. If you'd like to do some sightseeing in the greater Curitiba area, you might plan a trip to Wire Opera House or Shopping Mueller.

Santa Felicidade
Railway Museum which includes signage

Reboucas

Visitors to Reboucas like its museums and shopping, and Shopping Estacao is a sight worth a stop.

Reboucas
Merces, Curitiba, South Region, Brazil

Merces

You'll enjoy the restaurants and museums in Merces. You might want to make time for a stop at Panoramic Tower of Curitiba or Museum of Automobiles.

Merces

Top hotels in Curitiba

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Go Inn Curitiba
Go Inn Curitiba
3 out of 5
Rua Desembargador Motta, 1221, Batel, Curitiba, PR
The price is Rs2,129 per night from 1 Oct to 2 Oct

Located in Batel, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Curitiba Shopping Center and 24 Hours Street. Mercado Municipal de Curitiba and Shopping Mueller are ...

4.4/5Excellent! (907 reviews)

"Hotel bem localizado, staff super educado, super limpo. Cheguei antes do horário do check in mas mesmo assim permitiriam eu ir para o quarto descansar e pude fazer late check out sem muita complicação."…"

Reviewed on 19 Feb 2020

Go Inn Curitiba
Harbor Self Graciosa Hotel
Harbor Self Graciosa Hotel
3 out of 5
Rua Alberto Santos Dummont 747, Quatro Barras, PR
The price is Rs2,373 per night from 26 Sep to 27 Sep

Set in Quatro Barras, this family-friendly hotel is within 16 mi (25 km) of Morro do Sete, Botanical Garden of Curitiba and Mercado Municipal de Curitiba. Shopping ...

3.9/5Very Good! (76 reviews)
Noisy gas station nearby

"The room was OK and the staff was nice, but there is an extremely noisy gas station nearby, which made it very hard to relax."…"

Reviewed on 4 Aug 2015

Harbor Self Graciosa Hotel
Rede Andrade Vernon
Rede Andrade Vernon
3 out of 5
Avenida Presidente Affonso Camargo 455, Centro, Curitiba, PR
The price is Rs1,347 per night from 27 Sep to 28 Sep

Located in Bairro Jardim Botânico, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Railway Museum and Mercado Municipal de Curitiba. Botanical Garden of Curitiba and Shopping ...

3.5/5Good! (792 reviews)

"Very nice, clean hotel right near the bus station (7 minute walk), good breakfast, very convenient location, friendly staff."…"

Reviewed on 29 Jun 2019

Rede Andrade Vernon

Top Holiday Rentals in Curitiba

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
7th Avenue Oxford Residence
7th Avenue Oxford Residence
3.5 out of 5
Rua Conselheiro Laurindo, 1138, Curitiba
The price is Rs974 per night from 1 Oct to 2 Oct

Located in Matriz, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Railway Museum and Mercado Municipal de Curitiba. 24 Hours Street and Shopping Mueller ...

3.8/5Good! (26 reviews)
Quesitos

"A cama eram 2 de solteiro juntadas, apenas 2 travesseiros, paguei 28 reais por dia de vaga de garagem e colocaram-nos muuuito longe da torre em que estávamos hospedados.academia precisa de manutenção, lubrificação nos aparelhos."…"

Reviewed on 19 Nov 2019

7th Avenue Oxford Residence
Bristol Metropolitan Flat
Bristol Metropolitan Flat
3 out of 5
Rua Emiliano Perneta, 261 - Centro, Curitiba, PR
The price is Rs1,683 per night from 27 Sep to 28 Sep

Located in Centro, this aparthotel is steps away from Rua Quinze de Novembro and 24 Hours Street. Shopping Mueller and Mercado Municipal de Curitiba are also ...

3.4/5 (187 reviews)

"I stayed in a comfortable duplex room with huge windows (nice view). Service and breakfast is ok. Location is downtown near to almost everything, but Curitiba is not safe at night. It's just one block from XV Street (Flowers St.) and very easy to take a bus (lots of bus stations nearby)."…"

Reviewed on 4 Jan 2016

Bristol Metropolitan Flat
Chácara Bela Vista
Chácara Bela Vista
3.5 out of 5
Rua Antonio Benetti Sobrinho, 2100, Mato Queimado, Araucaria, RS

Situated in Araucaria, this holiday home is within 20 miles (32 km) of Hospital Novo Mundo, Botanical Garden of Curitiba and Hospital Cardiológico Costantini. ...

Chácara Bela Vista

Popular places to visit in Curitiba

Botanical Garden of Curitiba
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Botanical Garden of Curitiba

Escape to a flower-filled urban park known for its art nouveau greenhouse, native plants, sensory garden and displays of art.

24 Hours Street
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24 Hours Street

You can find the perfect gifts to bring home when you visit 24 Hours Street, a favourite shopping spot in Curitiba. You can enjoy the restaurants while in the area.

Wire Opera House
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Wire Opera House

4/5(1 review)

Reserve your seat for a concert performance inside a transparent music venue. The intriguing structure is part of a gorgeous park that used to be a quarry.

Largo da Ordem
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Largo da Ordem

Learn about the local history of Curitiba with a stop at Largo da Ordem. While in the area, you can find time to visit its shops.

Japan Square
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Japan Square

You can find out about the history of Curitiba when you stop by Japan Square. While in the area, you can find time to visit its shops.

Oscar Niemeyer Museum
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Oscar Niemeyer Museum

Once you have marveled at its fascinating design, step inside this leading contemporary art museum to browse the large collection of renowned works.

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