Curitiba is the capital of the state of Paraná and is famous throughout Brazil as one of the cities
with the highest quality of life. The city is a benchmark in urban planning, public transport and
sustainability. A new Curitiba emerged between the 1950s, when the city hosted two FIFA
World Cup matches and the first decade of the 21st century. Indeed, the city is getting ready to
host another World Cup.
The capital of the state of Paraná, which used to be a small town with some rural areas within
its boundaries, has turned into a totally urbanised, modern and dynamic city. A metropolis
with 1.8 million people, making it the biggest city in Brazil's south region and the seventh
biggest in the country in terms of inhabitants.
Curitiba in the 2014 FIFA World Cup
Baixada Arena Stadium
Strategically located 3.5 km from Curitiba City Centre, the Baixada Arena will be the stage of
four group stage FIFA World Cup matches. The stadium, which belongs to Atlético Paranaense
(local team), will have a seating capacity of 42 thousand people.
Group stage
Match 12
16.06.14 – 04:00pm F3 v F4
Match 26
20.06.14 – 07:00pm E4 v E2
Match 35
23.06.14 – 01:00pm B4 v B1
Match 48
26.06.14 – 05:00pm H2 v H3
Main tourist attractions
Botanical Garden
Curitiba’s landmark was inaugurated in 1991. The metal structure houses national plant
species. The Flower Museum attracts researchers from all over the world. Rua Engenheiro
Ostoja Roguski, Bairro Jardim Botânico.
Rua das Flores/Street
Located in Curitiba City Centre, it was the first pavement for pedestrians in the country and is
one of the symbols of the town's cultural revolution. From Luis Xavier Avenue to Quinze Road.
Rua 24 Horas
Place for shopping, leisure and restaurants. Rua Visconde de Nacar, 1.424 – Centro.
Guaíra Theatre
One of the biggest theatres in Latin America. Rua Quinze de Novembro, 971.
Paço da Liberdade
Former municipal government headquarters. It is the only building in Curitiba to be listed at
the three levels: federal, state and municipal and currently, houses a cultural centre. Praça
José Borges de Macedo – bairro Centro.
Oscar Niemeyer Museum
One of Brazil’s biggest and most modern museums. Designed by Oscar Niemeyer, the “eye” as
it is called, is the conclusion of an old piece of work, built by the architect himself in 1976. Rua
Marechal Hermes, 999.
Barigüi Park
Implemented in 1972, it is one of the city’s biggest parks, with 1.4 million square metres. The
place is the favourite for those wanting to take a stroll or engage in physical activity. Avenida
Cândido Hartmann – bairro Mercês.
Iguaçu Falls
There are 275 falls surrounded by a simply breathtaking scenario. This is Foz do Iguaçu, town
located at the treble border between Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay. It is home to the Iguaçu
National Park, inscribed in the World Heritage List by UNESCO. The town plays host to over 1
million tourist a year. It is 637km away from Curitiba. There are regular flights to Foz do Iguaçu
from Brazilian capital cities. For further information: Telephone 0800 45 1516 (Tourism
Official name: Afonso Pena International Airport
Telephone: + 55 (41) 3381-1515
Address: Av. Rocha Pombo, s/n° - Bairro Águas Belas - São José dos Pinhais/PR, 18 Km away
from Curitiba City Centre
Public transport: Executive bus (Auto Viação São José dos Pinhais) operates the route between
the airport and Curitiba City Centre for R$ 12.00, between 05:20am and 12:30am (working
days) and until 10:00pm on the weekends. The trip takes around 30 minutes. A taxi costs on
average R$ 50.00 for the same route.
Fact sheet
Population: 1,751,907 people
Altitude: 945 metres
Area: 435,495 km²
Area code: 41
Voltage: 127 V
Climate: Subtropical. The period between June and July is the city's winter, with temperatures
reaching 0 C.
Temperature: Average of 21C in the summer and 13C in the winter.
Vegetation Atlantic Forest
For further information:
-Federal Government’s World Cup Portal
-Ministry of Sport
[email protected]
+55 (61) 3217-1875/ 3217-9677
- Municipal Extraordinary Secretariat for the 2014 World Cup
[email protected]
[email protected]
+ 55 61 3350-8544
- Secretariat of Sport and Tourism – 2014 World Cup General Coordination Office
[email protected]
+ 55 41 3210-2748 / 3210-2504