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  • 1. Cave Geisse

    Winery/Brewery/Distillery

    This boutique winery has gathered a cult following for its sparkling wines, made with Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grape varietals using the méthode...Read More

  • 2. Ilha do Mel

    Centro | Park (National/State/Provincial)

    The 10-km-long (6-mile-long) Ilha do Mel, a state park in the Baía de Paranaguá, is the most popular destination on Paraná's coast. The island...Read More

  • 3. Jardim Botânico

    Jardim Botanico | Garden/Arboretum

    Although not as old and renowned as its counterpart in Rio, the Botanical Garden has become a Curitiba showplace. Its most outstanding feature...Read More

  • 4. Mercado Público

    Centro | Market/Bazaar

    The picturesque Mercado Público is in a Portuguese colonial structure with a large central patio. Even though the interior of the market was...Read More

  • 5. Parque Estadual do Caracol

    Body Of Water/Waterfall

    This park is renowned for its breathtaking 400-foot waterfall that cascades straight down into a horseshoe-shape valley carved out of the basaltic...Read More

  • 6. Parque Nacional dos Aparados da Serra

    Park (National/State/Provincial)

    One of Brazil's first national parks, Aparados da Serra was created to protect Itaimbezinho, one of the most impressive canyons dissecting the...Read More

  • 7. Praia do Rosa

    Beach–Sight

    Known nationally for its awesome beauty and laid-back atmosphere, Praia do Rosa boasts sand dunes, lagoons, and green, forest-covered hills...Read More

  • 8. Praia dos Ingleses

    Ingleses do Rio Vermelho | Beach–Sight

    Named for a British sailboat that sank here in 1700, this narrow beach has an unparalleled lineup of hotels and restaurants for all budgets...Read More

  • 9. Reserva Ecológica do Sebuí

    Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

    A private, protected nature reserve near Pinheiros Bay, the Reserva Ecológica do Sebuí is an immersive way to experience the Atlantic Forest...Read More

  • 10. Rua São Francisco

    Centro | Historic District/Site

    Buzzing with life, the once down-at-heel stretch of Rua São Francisco between Rua Pres. Faria and Rua Barão do Cerro Azul has been given a face...Read More

  • 11. São Miguel das Missões

    Centro | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    The best-preserved and best-organized Jesuit mission in Brazil, São Miguel das Missões is an impressive, circa-1745 church built with reddish...Read More

  • 12. Bosque Alemão

    Jardim Schaffer | Forest

    The 8-acre German Woods, a park honoring German immigration, is on a hill in the Jardim Schaffer neighborhood. On its upper side is the Bach...Read More

  • 13. Casa Valduga

    Linha Leopoldina | Winery/Brewery/Distillery

    This large winery produces several lines of premium wines; the Cabernets and sparkling wines in particular are highly regarded. In summer you...Read More

  • 14. Catedral Basílica Menor

    Setor Histórico | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Also called Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Luz dos Pinhais, this cathedral is on the site where the city was founded in 1693. Finished in 1893,...Read More

  • 15. Catedral Metropolitana

    Centro | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Although its construction began in 1921, this cathedral wasn't fully completed until 1986. Its predominant style is Italian Renaissance, but...Read More

  • 16. Centro Cultural Santander

    Centro | Museum/Gallery

    This stately building, constructed in 1927–32 and the former headquarters of various banks, is now owned by Banco Santander, which has transformed...Read More

  • 17. Don Giovanni

    Winery/Brewery/Distillery

    Oozing old-world charm, this family-run winery in the bucolic hills around Pinto Bandeira makes a convenient base camp for a weekend of wine...Read More

  • 18. Don Laurindo

    Vale dos Vinhedos | Winery/Brewery/Distillery

    Chances are you’ll be greeted at this small winery by the affable Ademir Brandelli, the fourth generation of a family of winemakers that dates...Read More

  • 19. Ecomuseu de Itaipú

    Museum/Gallery

    At the Ecomuseu de Itaipú you can learn about the geology, archaeology, and efforts to preserve the flora and fauna of the area since the Itaipú...Read More

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  • 20. Fundação Iberê Camargo

    Praia de Belas | Museum/Gallery

    Set up in 1995 to promote the work of the 20th-century gaúcho painter Iberê Camargo, this foundation is the jewel in the city’s cultural crown...Read More

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