Parana’s Guide


Curitiba is renowned for its diversity and exceptional accessibility to a wide range of tourist attractions, notable for their breathtaking landscapes, captivating architecture, rich history, and diverse gastronomy.

Visitors should take advantage of the opportunity to explore parks, museums, historic centers, and charming gastronomic villages during their stay. Beyond the attractions within Curitiba, you can also embark on tours to nearby regions like Antonina, Morretes, Ilha do Mel, and Vila Velha. Don’t forget to uncover the beauty of the Iguaçu Falls, recognized as one of the world’s seven natural wonders! 

To facilitate your itinerary selection, we’ve compiled a summary with helpful recommendations for activities in Curitiba and the surrounding region.

Things to do in Curitiba

  • Barigui Park

Barigui Park offers an excellent choice for nature enthusiasts and sports enthusiasts. Park admission is free, allowing you to stroll along the lakeside, observe capybaras, go for a bike ride, or simply relish the natural surroundings.


  • Oscar Niemeyer Museum

The Oscar Niemeyer Museum, often called the ‘Eye Museum,’ is recognized for its distinctive architecture and collection of numerous artworks and exhibitions. The entrance fee to the museum is approximately R$20.00, but you can also take advantage of the free tour of its expansive green surroundings and explore nearby dining options.

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  • “Ópera de Arame” or Wire Opera House & Paulo Leminski Quarry

Wire Opera House and Paulo Leminski Quarry are known for their cultural and artistic activities. It is worth appreciating the nature and architecture of the place with free access generally available (except in the case of events).

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  • Botanical Garden

Every tourist visiting Curitiba must not miss the opportunity to explore the Botanical Garden, one of the city’s most iconic landmarks. Admission is free, allowing you to see the French-style greenhouse and the beautifully designed geometric gardens.


  • Tanguá Park

Tanguá Park is an excellent choice for those looking to relish a sunset and immerse themselves in nature. Access to both the viewpoint and the park area is completely free.


  • Panoramic Tower

The Panoramic Tower stands approximately 100 meters in height, offering a sweeping view of Curitiba. Apart from the opportunity to observe Curitiba from an elevated vantage point, you can also catch a glimpse of Barigui Park and the Serra do Mar on the horizon on sunny days. Admission fee is around R$10.00.

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  • Ukrainian Memorial

Situated within Tingui Park, the Ukrainian Memorial pays homage to Ukrainian immigrants who settled in Brazil. It encompasses extensive green spaces and a replica of the São Miguel da Serra do Tigre Church (located in Mallet, Paraná). Additionally, the site serves as an exhibition space for traditional handicrafts, including pêssankas. The admission to this site is free.

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  • Santa Felicidade gastronomic hub

The culinary heart of Santa Felicidade is celebrated for its distinctive architecture and the profound cultural legacy left by Italian immigrants. While it’s an intriguing place to explore, its foremost allure is its diverse cuisine and time-honored wineries. We highly recommend that tourists explore the gastronomic village and savor its excellent array of classic recipes and regional wines.

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  • Tourist Bus in Curitiba

The Curitiba Tourist Bus is a dedicated bus service traverses 26 of the city’s key tourist attractions. For visitors keen on exploring Curitiba’s prime highlights, we recommend acquiring an individual tourist card and dedicating a whole day to embark on the citywide route. The ticket is approximately R$50.00 and remains valid for 24 hours.


Things to do in Paraná

Besides exploring the city of Curitiba, for those who wish to visit other destinations in the state of Paraná, we recommend exploring other highly renowned tourist attractions in the southern region of Brazil.

  • Train ride from Curitiba to Morretes

One of the most beloved excursions for Curitiba’s residents is the train journey from Curitiba to Morretes, particularly renowned for its stunning natural vistas of the Serra do Mar and the Atlantic Forest. This four-hour journey spans approximately 65 kilometers between the two cities, costing around R$350.00. For further details, visit the following website

  • Historic city Antonina

Antonina, a historic city in the state of Paraná, sits just 90 kilometers from Curitiba. The journey takes approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes and is an enriching experience. This coastal destination boasts traditional architecture, cuisine, and a deep-rooted influence from Brazil’s indigenous people.


  • Ilha do Mel – Paranaguá

Ilha do Mel is one of the most famous tourist attractions in Paraná, as it is located in a coastal region (Paranaguá Bay) and has a variety of attractive tourist attractions for people who enjoy contact with nature, such as Praia de Encantadas, Grutas das Encantadas, Praia do Farol, among others. The island is located 120 km from Curitiba, and access to the island is by boat via the boarding terminal in the municipalities of Pontal do Paraná.

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  • Vila Velha Park – Ponta Grossa

Vila Velha Park is a geological wonder in Ponta Grossa, 90 kilometers from Curitiba. The park offers an array of captivating attractions, including tree climbing, balloon rides, nighttime strolls, furnas (sinkholes), the Golden Lagoon, and exhilarating zip lines.

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  • Iguassu Falls – Foz do Iguaçu/PR

Internationally renowned, the Iguaçu Falls constitute one of the world’s largest waterfall systems and are situated in the city of Foz do Iguaçu, within the state of Paraná. Foz do Iguaçu, aside from the Falls, is a prominent tourist destination offering many attractions and sharing its borders with Paraguay and Argentina.