October 18th, 2018
Like many cities, Curitiba is a patchwork of neighbourhoods with their own commercial centres, in addition to the city center. Get to know the shops in your area first – you are likely to find quite a lot of what you need in the small local shops, without having to make the trip into the center. Shops are generally open Monday to Friday from 9 till 6 or 7 pm, and Saturdays until noon or 1pm. The Sunday newspapers (Gazeta do Povo and Estado do Paraná) are very helpful for comparison shopping for things like electrical appliances.
Curitiba has wonderful malls which normally include food courts, banks, cinemas and a variety of stores. Shopping Centers are safe and often have air conditioning in the summer and heating in the winter. They are very busy on weekends, holidays and some evenings.
Shopping Agua Verde
Shopping Novo Batel
Shopping Patio Batel
Check out the local market scene – there are various “feirinhas” or small, local markets taking place all over the city on a daily basis. You will most likely have a local fruit & vegetable market in your neighbourhood. We have listed the most famous markets below.
- Mercado Municipal – great indoor fruit and vegetable market
- Organic fruit & vegetable markets
- Antique markets
- Holiday fairs (Christmas, Easter etc)
- Artisan fairs
- Night markets (food stalls and trucks)