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Wire Opera House (Opera de Arame) Tours and Activities

Wire Opera House (Opera de Arame)
The Wire Opera House (Ópera de Arame) is one of Curitiba’s most recognizable buildings and an excellent example of modern architecture. Built entirely of glass and steel pipes, the theater is nestled in a lush green space surrounded by a lake. It can seat up to 2,400 spectators and hosts performances ranging from classical to popular.

The Basics
The 29,000-square-foot (2,694-square-meter) Ópera de Arame is easily concealed by the lush greenery that surrounds it. Unless there is a performance on, visitors are welcome to enter the building for free and explore at their leisure. 

Most city tours of Curitiba stop at the Wire Opera House as well as other key landmarks such as the Oscar Niemeyer Museum (Museu Oscar Niemeyer), Botanical Garden of Curitiba (Jardim Botânico de Curitiba), Tangua Park (Parque Tanguá), and much more. If you want to dive deeper into Brazilian history and culture, hop on a sightseeing and dinner tour to get a taste of the local cuisine and visit top attractions, including the opera house.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The Ópera de Arama is a must-see for classical music and architecture lovers.
  • Popular performances at the opera house sell out, so book tickets in advance.
  • The opera house and its surrounding walkway are accessible to wheelchair users.

How to Get There
The Wire Opera House is located in the tranquil Pedreira Park, just outside Curitiba’s city center in the Pilarzinho neighborhood. You can rent a car and drive to the theater, where there is free parking on the premises. Alternatively, several city busses—including the tourism bus, Linha Turismo—stop near Pedreira.

When to Get There
Ópera de Arama is open until 8pm daily except Monday. It’s popular, so aim to visit in the early morning or late afternoon to avoid crowds. The best time to visit Curitiba is during spring (September to December) and fall (March to June), when the weather is pleasant and there is less rain.

Construction of the Opera House
The Ópera de Arame was completed in March 1992, after only 75 days of construction. The design was a collaboration between Curitiba’s mayor at the time, Jamie Lerner, and architect Domingos Bongestabs. The location is a deactivated quarry just north of Curitiba’s city center and was built to work with—rather than against—the surrounding nature.
Address: Rua João Gava, 970, Curitiba, Brazil
Admission: Varies
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Private City Tour - Top Postcards from Curitiba by Pinheiro Turismo

Private City Tour - Top Postcards from Curitiba by Pinheiro Turismo

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Excellent tour of the main postcards of the city, Botanical Garden, Wire Opera House, Tanguá Park, Unilivre, Eye Museum, Pope's Grove among others.
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  • 3 hours
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Historic City Tour in Curitiba with Jens Tours

Historic City Tour in Curitiba with Jens Tours

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How about Europe, Germany, Poland or Italy, with their full customs of aromas and flavors? Curitiba is a trip to many countries without many passport stamps, it is a world of emotions, its exuberant nature in its parks and woods will surprise you, live something different, live Curitiba, be enchanted by our city.
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Curitiba City Tour

Curitiba City Tour

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Explore the city of Curitiba, a cultural center in the Brazilian state of Paraná, during this 4-hour walking tour. With your local guide, stroll through the city's streets, lined with tall buildings, while you learn about the history and culture of this metropolis. Visit important landmarks like Tangüá Park, the Oscar Niemeyer museum, Paço da Liberdade and Catedral Basílica Menor de Nossa, among others. Round-trip transportation from most Curitiba hotels is included.
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  • 4 hours
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Curitiba Tour by Night with Dinner

Curitiba Tour by Night with Dinner

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Explore the city of Curitiba and savor an Italian dinner in Santa Felicidade on this 4-hour evening tour. In the evening light, follow your local guide to see the city's sights that are most spectacular at night, including the Botanical Garden, Tangüá Park, the Opera House Park and the Oscar Niemeyer Museum. Cap the evening off with a dinner of delicious Italian dishes in the Santa Felicidade neighborhood, well-known as a gastronomic hot spot. Dinner and round-trip transportation from most Curitiba hotels are included.
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