Curitiba is an urban marvel carved by a resplendent skyline and ample green space. The area is known for its performance venues, contemporary museums and surrounding natural spoils.
Things to do in Curitiba
Curitiba’s landmark Botanical Gardens are housed in a lighted metallic greenhouse dotted with sculptures. Stroll through the French-style entryway amidst waterfalls, fountains and lakes, explore the flower beds and the principal greenhouse, then check out the Botanic Museum’s collection of native flora.
Journey to the Museu Oscar Niemeyer, a famous architectural wonder. This eye-shaped museum boasts bold geometric forms, vivid murals and a permanent exhibit on Niemeyer. Enjoy browsing the rotating exhibitions of 20th and 21st-century international artists.
For a day out in nature, head to Parque Tangua. Admire the main semicircle building and explore the French gardens and a quarry. Grab a bite to eat at the restaurant overlooking the lake then meander to the other side of the lake to check out the cave and waterfall.
Head to the Ukrainian Memorial for a slice of history. Admire the replica of the Byzantine-style church, examine the monument commemorating the Holodomor, then head inside the church to tour exhibitions of religious icons, cases of pessankas and colourfully-painted eggs.
Getting around Curitiba
Curitiba has a well-developed public transportation system. It consists entirely of buses with over 60 kilometres of bus lanes, making it the easiest way to get around.