The Sights and Sounds of Downtown Curitiba in Brazil

It was my first time in Curitiba which is the capital and largest city of the Brazilian state of Parana. I only spent one night in Curitiba which definitely wasn’t enough. Upon returning from the World Cup, I wrote 10 Things I Learned From My Recent Trip to Curitiba during the World Cup in Brazil which went viral. Here are some of the things I saw in Downtown Curitiba (Centro).

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One of the best modes of transportation in Curitiba is the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system with cool unique bus stations that look like a tube.

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Since I was already in Centro Curitiba, I opted to walk mostly everywhere which is the best way to see the city.

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There’s a ton of shopping to be had in the city such as Shopping Curitiba mall.

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There’s also a street called Rua 24 Horas where everything used to be open for 24 hours (although the name hasn’t changed). There are about 30 shops and restaurants and it’s located on Rua 24 Horas Street in downtown Curitiba.

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One of things that fascinated me at Rua 24 Horas was the beautiful artwork for sale.

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There was also a visitor’s center at Rua 24 Horas called Curta Curitiba experience by the Curitiba Turismo. This was a great place to get more information about the city and handy maps.

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Shopping can also be had from sidewalk vendors hawking their wares.

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There is also a performing arts theater in Centro Curitiba called Teatro Guaira.

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Across the street is a snack shop called the Confeitaria Teatro. There’s also no shortage of corner stores, street food, cafes, bars, and restaurants.

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You can also find museums such as MusA, the Museu de Arte da UFPR which is an art museum.

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There are also numerous parks scattered throughout downtown and it’s a peaceful place to relax.

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Nearby the park was the Federal University of Paraná (Universidade Federal do Paraná – UFPR) that resembled much like the White House in Washington DC.

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I absolutely loved the charming historical buildings in downtown Curitiba.

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One of the most notable historic buildings in downtown Curitiba is the Paco da Liberdade (Palace of Liberty).

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1 Comment on "The Sights and Sounds of Downtown Curitiba in Brazil"

  1. Can I interest you in a TED Talk by the mayor who implemented the BRT system and helped preserve pedestrian walkways in Curitiba?
    His name is Jaime Lerner, and he’s great.
    //www.ted.com/talks/jaime_lerner_sings_of_the_city?language=en

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