It is one of the multicultural populous cities in Latin America and a destination worth stopping by for an awesome vacation. Capital city of the state of Parana, Brazil, Curitiba welcomes visitors from around the world. The historic city is a great attraction and a popular landmark. The well developed public transit system is one of the best in the country in terms of convenience, comfort and speed.
Note that, Curitiba is a sleeping city on Monday together with the attractions and tourists buses. Churches are abundant coupled with ample museums, parks and public squares.
Stroll through the street that never sleeps – the famous 24 Horas Street. Walk into day and night open shops which have anything and everything from books, eateries, banking, and pharmacy to anything you name.
The street is filled with great restaurants too and the night life is vibrant. Whilst strolling, eating and entertaining yourselves, look around to admire the modern Curitibana architecture.
The city is filled with abundant parks for leisure, pastimes and outdoor activities. German Wood is a great place highlighting and celebrating German traditions. The concert hall architecture is a sight to see called the Bach’s Oratorium. Other attractive features are the John and Mary path, a children’s library and the Philosopher’s Tower offering brilliant views of the city. The Botanical Garden of Curitiba is a place for those who loves plants and flowers and draws the attention of many researchers. The fountain, library and theatre are common places of interests for both travellers and locals.
Apart from these popular parks in the city, some of the other well known parks visited by many are Barigui Park, Iguacu Park, Pope’s Wood, Public Promenade, Portugal Wood, Tingui Park and Tropeiros Park.
Dont fail to get on the Serra Verde Express for an amazing moving gallery. It’s an experience you must have and never fail to miss while in Curitiba. The train is a trip to the coastal town of Morretes and the passing views are simply mind-blowing. Starting with the Amazon tropical forests to the sandy beaches is guaranteed to be one of the best experiences in Curitiba.
Shopping is limited edition but a shopping spree is a worth a try. Shopping malls not to miss are Mueller, Estacao, Curitiba, Crystal, Park Barigui and Shopping Palladium. There are few boutique stores to find the latest trends in international brands like Prada, Dior, Armani and Diesel. Antique shopping is another common activity in Curitiba and the best place is Feira da praca da Espanha near the Spain Square. With a population mix of Ukrainians, Russian, polish and Italian immigrants, the city has a vast Gastronomy. The varieties are simply scrumptious for first timers. Choose from budget to splurge to your favourite setting to savour the best meal in Curitiba. Taco El Pancho is for those who love Mexican while Santa Felicidade will fill you in with a cluster of great Italian restaurants. Durski is one of a kind restaurant offering Slavic cuisine which meets the tastes of Russian, Polish and Ukrainian.