Linha Turismo (Tourism Line)
The Linha Turismo is a special city tour that visits the main tourist attractions in Curitiba.
It is possible to visit the parks, squares and the rest of the city's tourist attractions.
Considered one of the best in the country, the Linha Turismo is available every thirty minutes and has a two and a half-hour tour, which travels around forty-four kilometers. The tour starts at Praça Tiradentes, but it is possible to join the tour at any moment.
To go on the tour you must buy a voucher pad with five vouchers that give you the right to get on and off bus four times. Get to know thr Tourism Line - Linha Turismo and travel around Curitiba.
1. PRAÇA TIRADENTES
Considered to be the city's starting point, the "Catedral Basílica de Nossa Senhora da Luz" is located in Praça Tiradentes. Built in Gothic style, it was recuperated for its centennial, in 1993.
First time: 9:00 am
Last time: 5:30 pm
2. RUA DAS FLORES
Part of Curitiba's main street, it was the country's first "calçadão" (black and white decorated street exclusive for pedrestrians). It is one of the marks of the city's cultural revolution.
First time: 9:06 am
Last time: 5:36 pm
3. RUA 24 HORAS
After the renovation, the Street displays again the architecture that made it known worldwide, with the large arches and the 24-hour clock, reopening with a varied mix of commerce and services.
First time: 9:12 am
Last time: 5:42 pm
4. MUSEU FERROVIÁRIO
Built in the old railway station, it shows how the station would have looked a century ago. The building next to it is the Shopping Estação mall, in which the Museu da Farmácia, and the Estação.
First time: 9:21 am
Last time: 5:51 pm
5. TEATRO DO PAIOL
Built in 1906, the old gunpowder storeroom was "recycled" into an arena shaped theater in 1971. Baptized by the poet Vinícius de Moraes, it marks the beginning of Curitiba's cultural transformation.
First time: 9:30 am
Last time: 6:00 pm
6. JARDIM BOTÂNICO
Curitiba's trademark, it was opened in 1991. Its metallic structure holds botanical species that are national references.
The botanical museum attracts researchers from all over the world.
First time: 9:42 am
Last time: 6:11 pm
7. RODOFERROVIÁRIA/MERCADO MUNICIPAL
On its inauguration in 1972, the Rodoferroviária represented a mark for the country regarding transportation terminals, due its modern and functional conception. The Municipal market is the tradicional point for people seeking delicacies from around the world.
First time: 9:51 am
Last time: 6:20 pm
8. TEATRO GUAÍRA/UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL
The Teatro Guaíra is located in the Praça Santos Andrade, and it's one of Latin America's largest theaters. On the other side of the square, is the Federal University of Paraná, the first University in Brazil.
First time: 9:57 am
Last time: 6:26 pm
It's a constrution dated from 1916, former Cty Hall of Curitiba.built in brick over concrete blocks and masonry, with neoclassical and art nouveau. It is registered by Institute of Historical and Artistic Patrimony (IPHAN). New restaration porject respected the original characteristics of the building. Currently it is a cultural centre.
First time: 10:03 am
Last time: 6:32 pm
10. MEMORIAL ÁRABE/PASSEIO PÚBLICO
Located in the Praça Gibran Khalil, the Memorial is a modern construction, inspired on the people of the desert. Inside the building a library can be found.
The Passeio Páblico was the first public park and also the first zoo in Curitiba. It used to host large animals, nowdays only small ones can be seen.
First time: 10:08 am
Last time: 6:37 pm
11. CENTRO CÍVICO
Headquarters for Paraná's state council, it was built in 1953, on the centennial of the State's political emancipation.
First time: 10:10 am
Last time: 6:40 pm
12. MUSEU OSCAR NIEMEYER
It is the largest and the most modern museum in Brazil. Designed by the architect Oscar Niemeyer, the "Eye" completes one of this constructions that he built himself, in 1976.
First time: 10:15 am
Last time: 6:45 pm
13. BOSQUE DO PAPA/MEMORIAL POLONÊS
Memorial of the Polish immigration, it is composed of seven houses made of woodenlogs, tucked away in native woods. It was opened in 1980, soon after Pope John Paul II's visit to Curitiba.
First time: 10:30 am
Last time: 6:48 pm
14. BOSQUE ALEMÃO
The "Bosque Alemão" is dedicated to the German immigrants. Its special attractions include the Hansel and Gretel Trail, taken from one of the Brothers Grimm's tales. The Enchanted House, the Bach Oratorium and the "Torre dos Filósofos" (The Philosopher's Tower), which has a magnificent view of Curitiba.
First time: 10:30 am
Last time: 6:58 pm
15. UNIVERSIDADE LIVRE DO MEIO AMBIENTE/UNILIVRE
Amid the green forest of Zaninelli and with the presence of oceanographer Jacques Cousteau, the Universidade Livre do Meio Ambiente was opened in 1992. It is the first university i n the world created to study the development of environmental preservation.
First time: 10:36 am
Last time: 7:04 pm
16. PARQUE SÃO LOURENÇO
An old glue factory gave way to the Creativity Center, with courses, workshops and exhibition rooms. The park also has a race track and a lake and is surrounded by native forest.
First time: 10:42 am
Last time: 7:09 pm
17. ÓPERA DE ARAME/PEDREIRA PAULO LEMINSKI
Built in a tube-like struture, the Ópera de Arame, from 1992, is a magical space that integrantes into the nature of its surroundings.
Next to the opera house is the quarry Pedreira Paulo Leminski, which is stage to great cultural and artistic events in Curitiba.
First time: 10:47 am
Last time: 7:13 pm
18. PARQUE TANGUÁ
An example of urban space being re-utilized. With an area of 450.000 m2 , it was built on old quarries. Highlights for the tunnel that crosses the Rock, joining the two lakes.
First time: 10:54 am
Last time: 7:20 pm
19. PARQUE TINGÜI
Parque Tingüi reminds us of the first occupants of the "Campos de Curitiba" the Indians of the Guarani nation.
First time: 11:01 am
Last time: 7:27 pm
20. MEMORIAL UCRANIANO
A replica of Saint Michael's Church, in the Mountain of Tiger, in Mallet, it has roofing made of pine and a bronze dome. Located in Parque Tingüi, it is dedicated to the centennial of the arrival of the Polish pioneers.
First time: 11:05 am
Last time: 7:30 pm
21. PORTAL ITALIANO
The Portal shows the beginning of the neighborhood Santa Felicidade, imitating the typical buildings of this Italian immigrant's neighborhood.
First time: 11:11 am
Last time: 7:36 pm
22. SANTA FELICIDADE
Colony started in 1878 by italian immigrants. It is Curitiba's main gastronomic center and is a show of typical houses, which are preserved for historical, architectural or mearly sentimental reasons.
First time: 11:20 am
Last time: 7:45 pm
23. PARQUE BARIGÜI
Opened in 1972, it is one of the largest in the city, being a safe haven for several native, and migratory animals. It was also chosen by Curitibanos as one of the favorite parks for taking daily walks. The park has gym equipment and an amusement park, besides having a space for exhibitions and events, and an Automobile Museum.
First time: 11:31 am
Last time: 7:54 pm
24. TORRE PANORÂMICA
The only telephone tower in Brazil with an observation deck for sight-seeing that is open for visitation. One hundred and nine and a half meters high, it was opened in 1991 and it is one of the most visited touristic points in Curitiba. The watch tower has a view of 360°.
First time: 11:37 am
Last time: 7:59 pm
25. SETOR HISTÓRICO
The church São Francisco de Paula ruins, which was never completed, the Relógio das Flores (a working clock made of flowers) the fountain "Fonte da Memória", old churches and reformed old mansions that are turned into cultural spaces, make up the historical sector of the city, where one of the most prominent features is the memorial dedicated to Curitiba, the Memorial de Curitiba. On Sunday mornings there are, at Igreja do Rosário, a mass for the tourists and also on the street, a crafts fair, a meeting point for Curitibanos.
First time: 11:45 am
Last time: 8:05 pm