Head of the class
By Ricardo Freire
It wasn’t enough to organize city traffic, find an effective formula for public transportation and create green spaces. As it transformed into a model city, Curitiba took the opportunity to launch itself as a tourist destination.
Along with the bus lanes and the new parks, new visitor spots were created, like the Wire Opera House (Ópera de Arame), the Botanical Garden’s Glass Palace, and most recently the Oscar Niemeyer Museum. The traditional Santa Felicidade pubs, today, are just a folkloric finish for tours filled with attractions.
They didn’t have to go so far. Curitiba’s urban quality already makes the city a top of the list travel destination. For business or pleasure, it’s a joy to discover that such a large Brazilian state capital can run so smoothly.