"Most European capital in Brazil" Top 5 Page for this destination Curitiba by ahoerner

Curitiba Travel Guide: 198 reviews and 459 photos

Curitiba, the city where I lived for the last 11 years, can be considered the most european capital in Brazil.
Influence of the immigrants that reached southern Brazil in the mid 1800's.

The city is nationwide known as one of the capitals with the highest life quality standards and as well as the ecological capital of Brazil. It is covered with beautiful parks you can reach using the efficient and organized transportation net.

Its nightlife is getting more and more interesting, since you count with restaurants and cuisines from all over the world. Most famous are the italian district called "Santa Felicidade", where you find restaurant after restaurant on the Via Veneto street.

Curitiba is located 400km southern from Sao Paulo and 800km from beautiful Rio de Janeiro. Heading south you reach the wonderful city of Florianopolis, plenty of beaches and breathtaking landscapes.

If you are visiting Brazil and are curious about the city, try it... you will enjoy it.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Well organized and beautiful city.
  • Cons:It may disappoint tourists looking for the real Brazil...
  • In a nutshell:Big city with provincial people...
  • Last visit to Curitiba: May 2010
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Jim_Eliason's Profile Photo
    Apr 13, 2011 at 6:28 AM

    nice tips

  • BruceDunning's Profile Photo
    Nov 26, 2010 at 3:29 PM

    Your heritage roots and culture have great value and in spite of all your travels, you surely yearn to get back there now and then. You have presented your places lived very well

  • gkitzmil's Profile Photo
    Feb 14, 2009 at 8:00 AM

    When I visited Brazil. some of my students flew to Curitiba to interview one firm. I wish I had tourist time there.

  • lichinga's Profile Photo
    Aug 30, 2006 at 8:56 AM

    Foi muito bom lembrar que faz falta ropa pesada!!!

  • mary2u99's Profile Photo
    Apr 28, 2006 at 2:43 AM

    The train to Morretes sound like a breathtaking exprience. Beautiful pictures and page.

  • Henkster's Profile Photo
    Mar 29, 2006 at 2:41 AM

    just got back from Brazil! In Curitiba I went to the bosque alemao, to the center, the market on Largo da ordem on Sunday, as well as Shopping Curitiba, what a great mall! I felt like being the only tourist there, it was nice...

  • hmoitta's Profile Photo
    Dec 29, 2005 at 9:47 AM

    obrigada pelos votos de feliz aniversário, passei um mês em Curitiba há algum tempo atrás e adorei a cidade mas não deu pra comer barreado;feliz 2006 pra você e sua família

  • nomada's Profile Photo
    Oct 26, 2005 at 3:32 AM

    Seems a really nice place to live. Hope to visit some day...

  • pepples46's Profile Photo
    Oct 25, 2005 at 1:30 PM

    thanx for refreshing my fond memories Alex...musste mal wieder zum Rechten sehen. new tips, great

  • zuriga's Profile Photo
    Oct 17, 2005 at 8:32 AM

    A good friend of mine spent some weeks in Curitiba last year and loved it. I now see why! Thanks for the lovely photos. You're quite a world traveler.. keep it up. :-)

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