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Visit Curitiba

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, Brazil
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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 Patio Batel.

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
Museum of Contemporary Art showing art and interior views

Matriz

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

Matriz
Railway Museum which includes signage

Reboucas

Museums and shopping are just a few things travellers like about Reboucas. A stop by Shopping Estacao is also recommended if you've got time to explore the area.

Reboucas
Merces, Curitiba, Brazil
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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
Civic Center, Curitiba, Brazil

Civic Center

You'll enjoy the museums and shopping in Civic Center. You might want to make time for a stop at Oscar Niemeyer Museum or Shopping Mueller.

Civic Center

Top hotels in Curitiba

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
ibis budget Curitiba Centro
ibis budget Curitiba Centro
2.5 out of 5
Rua Mariano Torres 927Centro, Curitiba, CUR
Rs1,744
per night
Jan 2 - Jan 3

Located in Centro, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Mercado Municipal de Curitiba, Shopping Mueller and 24 Hours Street. General Osorio Square and Pontifical ...

3.9/5Very Good! (537 reviews)
Hospedagem econômica com qualidade

"Hotel econômico com bom padrão de qualidade da rede Ibis. Quarto compacto com instalações novas e confortáveis. Café da manhã bem variado - cobrado a parte (R$ 21). Boa localização, no centro, próximo da Rodoferroviária (5 min a pé) e do Shopping Estação (10 min a pé). O serviço de ônibus Aeroporto ..."…"

Reviewed on 22 Mar 2019

ibis budget Curitiba Centro
Hotel Eilat
Hotel Eilat
2.5 out of 5
Av.Marechal Floriano Peixoto, 48, Curitiba City Center, Curitiba, PR

Located in Centro, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Museum of Contemporary Art and Shopping Mueller. Public Park and Patio Batel are also within 2 mi ...

3.7/5Good! (673 reviews)
Best hotel in curitiba

"One of the best hotels in curitiba and for me was the best one in curitiba because of the location which is in the center, very nice management and very very friendly owner,staff are so helpful, rooms are very clean, I recommend eilat hotel for everyone and next time in curitiba i will go to it."…"

Reviewed on 2 Dec 2018

Hotel Eilat
ibis Curitiba Aeroporto
ibis Curitiba Aeroporto
3 out of 5
Rs2,330
per night
Dec 29 - Dec 30

Located in Aguas Belas, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Atilio Rocco Municipal Museum and Sao Jose Shopping Center. Vila Olimpica Stadium is 2.9 mi (4.6 ...

4.4/5Excellent! (166 reviews)

"Excellent hotel near Curitiba airport. Very attentive and polite staff. This Ibis unit has a restaurant and an excellent breakfast. The room is standard but very clean and with great bed."…"

Reviewed on 21 Nov 2019

ibis Curitiba Aeroporto

Popular things to do 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.

Barigui Park
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Barigui Park

Explore the great outdoors with a trip to Barigui Park, a popular green space in Curitiba. Amble around the area's forests or experience its opera houses.

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.

24 Hours Street
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24 Hours Street

You can search for that perfect souvenir with a trip to 24 Hours Street, a popular 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.

Japan Square
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Japan Square

Enjoy a stop at Japan Square, a landmark worth seeing in Curitiba. While in the area, you can find time to visit its shops.

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