Touring the Oscar Niemeyer Museum in Curitiba, Brazil

Curitiba is in the state of Parana and it is the largest city in Southern Brazil. According to the Reader’s Digest, Curitiba is the best “Brazilian Big City” in which to live. The city is known for its many parks and lots of green space.  Curitiba was also a host city for the 1950 and 2014 FIFA World Cup. You can read about our 2014 World Cup experience here.


There are many amazing sites to see and things to do in Curitiba. We’ve only been to this big city a few times and look forward to exploring it more and sharing our adventures. With that said, the number one thing on anyone’s list visiting Curitiba should be a visit to the Oscar Niemeyer Museum.

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Oscar Niemeyer was a famous architect from Brazil.  He designed some amazing modernistic structures, including many in the futuristic capital city Brasilia-which we hope to visit soon. The Museu Oscar Niemeyer, also known as the Museo do Olho—Museum of the Eye– is one of those amazing structures. After touring some of the most amazing collections of photography, architecture, and modern art, you can take the stairs or an elevator up into the eye of the museum. The eye houses yet another great collection of sculptures and art.

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This museum is a sight that cannot be missed. It takes around 3-4 hours to see everything, and that is if you are like us and do not read every single plaque. When we went they had an amazing exhibit that was Frida Kahlo’s personal collection. The museum’s grounds are beautiful when the light from the sun reflects off the “eye” of the museum into a small pool of water. Oscar Niemeyer was an architectural genius and one must see his work up close to appreciate it. Are you a fan of Oscar Niemeyer’s work? Have you been to this museum? We would love to hear your thoughts and comments.