Oscar Niemeyer Museum is a renowned institution, known for its impressive display of artistic and architectural designs. The building, constructed by Niemeyer, is a work of art in itself. It has a geometrical design, with structures built in spherical and rectangular volumes. The theme of the museum displays are visual art and architecture. Exhibitions held here showcase paintings, sculptures, as well as designs of various structures. The museum is also called Museum of the Eye, because of Niemyer's design of the annex, which symbolizes the eye. Unveiled in July 8, 2003 for the second time, this museum has become a cultural hub for artists and architects across the globe.
Pedreira Paulo Leminski, named after Paulo Leminski, the Brazilian writer, is a premier sports and cultural venue located within Parque das Quarries. Situated amid a beautiful wooded area that includes ponds, waterfalls and other scenic natural structures, the arena boasts of a seating capacity of about 20,000 spectators. Featuring an outdoor stage that is often used for concerts and major events as well as a separate cultural space that mainly hosts literary events, Pedreira Paulo Leminski is always buzzing with activity.
Located in the Água Verde neighborhood of Curitiba, Arena da Baixada is a cutting-edge sports venue in the city. Also known as the Estadio Joaquim Américo Guimarães, it is one of the host stadiums for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. It features excellent infrastructure and can accommodate over 40,000 spectators. As the home turf of club Atlético Paranaense, it has hosted top national and international football tournaments.
Established in 1876, Museu Paranaense is the first of its kind in the state and the third museum of the country. Located in the Palácio São Francisco since 2002, this historical museum contains around 400,000 documents, colonial maps of Brazil, archaeological evidences and more. It also has temporary themed exhibitions and offers lectures, workshops and cultural activities. Museu Paranaense has an auditorium, library and a history hall of Parana. The hall gives a complete chronological glimpse of the state and is quite interesting.
Opened in 2011, Museu do Holocausto is a grim reminder of racial prejudice and hatred through small narratives from survivors, historical documents, photos and digital data. This one-of-a-kind museum aims to educate people of the outcome of intolerance and how it impacts an entire race and generation. Located near the Centro Israelita do Paraná, it only allows 12 years and above inside. For those keen in history, Museu do Holocausto offers a glimpse into one of the darkest times of the past that is quite an eye-opener.
A beautiful flower carpet welcomes you at the Botanical Garden of Curitiba. Boasting a large collection of botanical species and local plants, the garden is a hub for researchers and botanists across the globe. The venue's highlight is its stunning greenhouse, built with white metal and glass, that adds to the beauty of the lush green gardens and flower beds.This property also has a valuable library and an auditorium, and is known to regularly host exhibitions.
Also known as AMORC, Ordem Rosacruz is a fraternal organization with a focus on the spiritual and philosophical aspects of primarily Egyptian as well as European cultures. Striking relief sculptures greet visitors at the gates of the facility. The entire space features Egyptian architectural influences. There is a museum on-site showcasing an interesting collection of Egyptian artifacts and curiosities. The library is a stellar repository of books on Egyptian cultures. The facility also has a cultural center with a diverse program of performing arts and other events throughout the year. Check website for more.
Caixa Cultural is the pulse of Curitiba’s cultural scene. Located in Centro, this space plays host to an array of events. Their eclectic schedule features art exhibitions, music concerts, dance shows, among other performing arts. It is a great platform for emerging as well as established artists. On offer are courses and workshops as well, some of which are free of charge.
Capela Santa Maria Espaço Cultural is located in the Centro of Curitiba. This former chapel restores its Neoclassical architecture and now is home to the city group Camerata Antiqua de Curitiba. This venue features a concert room, music library, production and rehearsal spaces, that are equipped with world-class amenities. It plays host to some of the best classical concerts, orchestras and musical groups in the nation.