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Centro Historico de Curitiba

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Address: Curitiba, State of Parana, Brazil
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Historical buildings in a modern Curitiba

There are not a lot of historical buildings in Curitiba and this is the best place to go to get a feel of how Curitiba must have been. Be aware that if you go on a Sunday you will... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 weeks ago
Curitiba, PR
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Curitiba, PR
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25 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

There are not a lot of historical buildings in Curitiba and this is the best place to go to get a feel of how Curitiba must have been. Be aware that if you go on a Sunday you will not see the architecture as all the streets will be full on market stalls.

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Ostend, Belgium
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

The buildings are very nice to see, well preserved and plenty of unique places that add up to the rich history of the center. Sadly, the center is filled with a lot of dubious people, from muggers to beggars to crackheads to kids sniffing glue, so you always have to be a little careful. I've been there a lot, even... More 

Thank GandulfCharpentier
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30 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

Great colonial architecture abounds, as well as a plethora of shady characters and indigent people. Definitely not the place to be after sundown. A multitude of shops with some good deals will tempt you to buy something for everyone you know, and the favorable exchange rate reinforces this notion.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

I liked! It seems very well take care of, theres few bars in the area to enjoy the night. Cool place to go with friends!

Thank samantha k
Atlanta, Georgia
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19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The historic center is trip to the past. Most of the buildings were originally kept and the roads/ architecture is a like a trip to the 1800s. On Sundays mornings the streets turn into a huge fair where locals sell handmade products and local culinary.

Thank LeticiaAtl
Bangkok, Thailand
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790 reviews
545 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 397 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

This is a colorful historic area in downtown Curitiba. We were there on a weekend and it looked very dirty and not well frequented. Many drunkards around. I remained under the impression that this area could look much better it it were revamped and deprived of all the derelicts.

Thank Christmate11
Manaus, AM
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110 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

I stayed at a nearby hotel, and walked to the Historic City Centre: what a lovely walk! Lots of restored historic buildings, with well-kept facades, and as it was getting dark, the lights started to illuminate the facades, with lovely lighting in the sky, from dusk, and on the historic buildings too, from the illumination. Stopped and had a coffee... More 

Thank Ramesh27
Panama City, Panama
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72 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

The architecture can be considered interesting, but beyond the main street (Sao Francisco), you mostly see tags and grafitis, and beggars here and there. Not a nice place to visit, when with a bit of effort, it could be the highlight of the city

Thank Eric O
Curitiba, PR
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

The region has historical buildings and old fashioned houses currently used as restaurants and bars. Some streets are only for pedestrians. It's quieter during the day and has a busy nightlife with many restaurants and pubs, including traditional ones.

Thank thiagozl
Paris, France
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19 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

If you are not the kind of modern districts and shopping centers addicted person you will enjoy the historical center of Curitiba. This is where the heart of Curitiba beats. It is animated during the day with a lot of people having a coffee or a beer in the pedestrian main street. But also at night where people enjoy the... More 

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