Curitiba was recently awarded the title of most-developed capital of Brazil, surpassing some famous cities like Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro in this regard. Beyond its modernity, which can be proven through the efficient transport systems that supply the city and are copied worldwide, the city also has the title of "Green City" because of the amount of parks and squares the city maintains. In each of these areas, there is a story about the city and an opportunity for you to connect with this amazing city.
Among the main tourist points is the Oscar Niemeyer Museum, which possess permanent exhibitions of modern art as well as a green area where people meet on weekends to enjoy the sun and make new friends. The city also possess the Barigui Park, a large green area that has lakes, walking trails, and a jogging track -- it is definitely a place to meet.
The gastronomy of the city is also very appreciated. In the Santa Felicidade neighborhood are concentrated several restaurants of Italian origin that are a must-stop. Also, during the weekend there are a lot of street fairs with typical Brazilian food; if you want to enjoy good food, you should make a visit to these fairs. For those looking for nightlife, the neighborhood of Batel and Alto da XV have a huge variety of venues and pubs of various styles and fun guaranteed.
To close your visit, you must be in Curitiba on Sunday morning -- there's a huge street fair with a lot of good handmade items and "old school" objects to decorate the house. Also, it's the best place to buy a souvenir from the city.
There are Curitiba hostels to cater to many budgets, styles, and tastes; they are a great place to base yourself if you want to see all the sights of Curitiba.
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