If you are in Curitiba and you don’t know which museums to see, here’s a list of the ones to not miss while during your stay!
1. Curitiba’s Memorial
Located on the historical center of Curitiba, this memorial was built to celebrate the 300 years of history of the city. The building receives musical events, theatre performances, art and movie exhibits, courses and activities of cultural engagement.
The memorial has on constant exhibition pieces of art from artists like Poty Lazzarotto, Zaco Paraná, Ricardo Todd, João Turin, Expedito Rocha e Elvo Benito Damo, and also the altars of the ‘Matriz de Curitiba’ where the pope John Paul II celebrated the mass when he was visiting the city.
Location: R. Claudino dos Santos, 79, Curitiba – PR, 80020-170
Schedule: From Tuesdays to Fridays, from 9 am to 6 pm;
Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, from 9 am to 3 pm.
2. Curitibas Holocaust Museum
The museum that pays a tribute to the victims of WW II and honours the horror lived by the Jews and other people victim of the holocaust. The building tells their story through objects and photos of the horrific period. Also it has testimonials from people who survived the war and the genocide, experiencing the terrifying era.
Location: R. Cel. Agostinho Macedo, 248, Curitiba – PR, 80310-310
Schedule: Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays – from 8.30am to 11.30 am and from 2.30 pm to 5.30 pm.
Fridays – from 8.30 am to 11.30 am.
Thursdays and Saturdays – Closed.
Sunday – from 9 am to 12 am.
Price: Free. But requires reservation through the museums website.
3. Oscar Niemeyer Museum (MON)
The shape of the building had it acquainted recognition by the tourists plus the nickname Eye Museum by the locals. Planned by the architect and Artist that gave the museum its name, Oscar Niemeyer, it’s considered the best art space in Curitiba. Contains pieces from artists like Andy Warhol, Tarsila do Amaral, Candido Portinari, Caribé, Tomie Ohtake and Oscar Niemeyer himself.
The MON is part of the touristic line.
Location: R. Mal. Hermes, 999, Curitiba – PR, 80530-230
Schedule: Tuesdays to Sundays, from 10 am to 6 pm.
Price: R$ 20. On Wednesdays it’s free.
4. Paranaense Museum
To those who are looking for knowing the Paraná history, this museum lets you feel like you entered a time capsule while strolling through the hallways. The museum has over 400 thousand objects in display, among those are photos, movies, pieces of art, personal objects, guns, uniforms, documents and maps, plus it has an anthropological and geological exhibition.
Location: R. Kellers, 289, Curitiba – PR, 80410-100
Schedule: Tuesdays to Fridays from 9 am to 6 pm.
Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays from 10 am to 4 pm.
5. Arame e Pedreira Paulo Leminski Opera
The peculiar architecture of the Opera’s building makes it one of the prettiest buildings in Curitiba, and so one of the most visited touristic spots of the city.
In case you want to visit the inside of the Opera, you can buy a ticket to the current show playing and enjoy a two-in-one session.
Location: R. João Gava, s/n, Curitiba – PR, 82130-010
Schedule: Varies according to the events Schedule.