Curitiba has over 30 shopping malls. Estacao is named after the restored train station that houses it. There are 180 stores here, including a train museums and lots of international food outlets. A great place to while away the hours.
This is the newest shopping mall in town, located very near to the Barigui Park.
Excellent neighborhood, but quite far from downtown.
Shops and stores for everything you need, but prices are also sort of "salty".
Directions: In a neighborhood usually called of Ecoville. Near Barigui Park. West of downtown.
In many major cities around the world, there are central pedestrian malls. In Curitiba, the main pedestrian shopping area (supposedly the first to be designed/installed in Brasil) is found on Rua Das Flores.
You will find several blocks of shopping, restaurants, and street performers here. Bustling during the day. Most shops close around 6:00pm, so best to go during business hours.
Great place to while a few hours away, people-watching and enjoying the diversity of Curitiba.
What to buy: You can find almost anything you need at Rua das Flores.
Besides shopping, check out the theatre at the HSBC main building along the mall. During my visit, I was able to catch a musical performance of local musicians, young and old, playing various classical pieces.
Along the mall, you will see street performers. One day, as I was walking along the mall, I heard a song that sounded very familiar. It was an "Abba" song ("I Had a Dream") being played by an Andean group out on the mall!
Directions: The mall begins/ends from Praca Osorio at one end, to Rua Pres. Faria (after that, it becomes Rua XV de Novembro, the original name of the street; you will find the Universite Federal do Parana, Praca Santos Andrade & the wonderful Teatro Guaira.)
VT member lbiscaia (Luciana) already gives a great description of this Sunday fair. It was a tip she also gave me during my visit to Curitiba. It was still very lively despite the rain when I went. There are also good bookstores and art galleries in the area around the arts fair booths.
Address: Larga da Odem
- Arts and Culture
Many small shops in a big building, not as big as the shopping Curitiba, but some good stores, you can pay withcredit ards everywhere
What to buy: They have a excellent liquor store in it, where you can buy good whiskys to reasonable prices. For exemple the Gentleman Jack or other stuff, also they have a huge variety in international wines. It is on the first floor.
What to pay: reasonable
Address: Rua Marechal DeodoroAdd to your Trip Planner
A big mall with many different shops, a food court and almost everything you need
What to buy: There is a store which sells English books what is not easy to get in Curitiba, also there are some good surfer shops for clothes
What to pay: average
Address: Rua Brigadeiro Franco, 2300 - Bairro Batel
On Sundays from 9 am to 2 pm the local craft fair is a place that you shouldn't miss.
Many tents..various creative crafts..live music..local food.
It is in the Largo da Ordem. Old downtown.
What to pay: Very unexpensive things.
Address: Largo da Ordem
- Arts and Culture