Downtown Curitiba is a walkable, business-friendly neighborhood with convenient options for restaurants. The neighborhood's charm comes through with its college atmosphere. Take in the natural beauty of the gardens, parks, and flowers—or broaden your horizons with some local theater. Downtown Curitiba's hotels make a great home base for venturing out into the greater Curitiba area.
Sightseeing around Downtown Curitiba
The area's storied past is told through the monuments and historic sites, while local museums and theaters add a sense of refinement. Study the collections at Museum of Contemporary Art, Parana Museum of Contemporary Art, or Paranaense Museum. You can check out the local talent at Santa Maria Chapel, Caixa Cultural Theater, and Guaira Theater. Tiradentes Square, Largo da Ordem, and General Osorio Square are some of the notable landmarks. Take a tour of Federal University of Parana and Pontifical Catholic University of Parana and immerse yourself in the collegiate life.
You can get some shopping done while you're here, or take part in any number of other activities. Local parks like Public Park, German Woods Park, and Botanical Garden of Curitiba are peaceful spots. With a shopping trip to Flower's Street, Shopping Mueller, or Curitiba Shopping Center, you might find that perfect souvenir. If you have some more time, pay a visit to Crystal Shopping Center, Novo Batel Mall, or Major Antonio Couto Pereira Stadium.
Don't miss some of the area's most popular attractions, such as Baixada Arena, Oscar Niemeyer Museum, and Barigui Park. You can also visit Railway Museum, Vila Capanema Stadium, and Japan Square.
Getting around Downtown Curitiba
The closest major airport is Curitiba (CWB-Afonso Pena Intl.), located 9.4 miles (15.1 km) from Downtown Curitiba.