Curitiba, Parana, Brazil, capital, stands out as quite a great place to visit. You will surely stop while going for the Iguacu Falls from Sao Paulo or Rio De Janeiro and it would be a shame not to stop for a couple of days. As you will see, there are various places to see. We will only mention the most popular ones among tourists but there are many others that you may consider. Just remember that most of the tourist attractions will be closed during Mondays and tourist buses do not run.

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By Adam Jones Adam63 (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Top Curitiba Tourist Attractions

  • Jerusalem Fountain – located right at the corner between Arthur Bernardes and Sete de Setembro avenues, this fountain pays homage to Jerusalem’s 3,000 years. The height of the fountain is close to 15 meters and was created by architect Fernando Canalli. 3 bronze angels can be seen at the top. Each one weighs around 600 kg.
  • Maria Lata D’Agua Fountain – The fountain was inaugurated in 1996, together with various historic houses. It is structured in concrete and occupies around 36 square meters.
  • Curitiba Memorial – A great place for those that love folklore and art. It was built on irregular land and offers the possibility to create functional and creative settings people would take advantage of.
  • Natural History Museum – Locally referred to with the name Capao Da Imbuia Wood, the museum is opened Tuesday to Sunday from 9 AM to 5:30 PM. There are many internal exhibitions you will love and its external area is definitely impressive.
  • Opera De Arame And Pedreiras Park – This is an emblematic symbol of the city with a transparent ceiling and a tubular structure. It was opened in 1992 and caters for various show types, right in the middle of vegetation, cascades and lakes. Pedreiras Park also houses Paulo Leminski Cultural Space, a location that became famous as this is where part of Passion Of Christ was filmed.
  • Tiradentes Square – This is Curitiba’s main square. You can visit the Basilica Cathedral Minor Of Our Lady Of Light and the formerly known as Largo Da Matriz initial landmark of Curitiba. The name changed to D. Pedro II in 1880.
  • Santa Felicidade – This is basically a neighborhood that pinpoints where first Italian immigrants got to Parana and where they settled. The greatest tourist attraction here is the Curitiba gastronomic district as it offers so many options for those looking for great restaurants.
  • Historic Area – You can find the oldest of all the city’s building here, including Church Of The Third Order Of Saint Francis, dating back from 1737. This area is a vivid meeting point for locals and often features live music.
  • Rosicruian Order Church – This is actually a temple that is made out of 6 buildings that feature Egyptian style.
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Keep in mind that these are just some of the top tourist attractions in Curitiba, Brazil. Based on your personal tastes, you may like something else so do not strictly stay focused on what we highlighted. This is a Brazilian city that has so much to offer.