One of my favorite places to go to in town is
Rua XV de Novembro
(15th of November Street)
It is one of the major streets in downtown Curitiba.
In 1972, it became one of the first major pedestrian streets in Brazil. Now it's a "must go to" place for tourists when visiting the city.
You will stroll past hundred-year-old buildings, restaurants, shops, pots of flowers (hence the AKA name Flower Street - Rua das Flores) and musicians galore. There seems to be no end to the talent exhibited on this street!
Sometimes there are clowns, mimes, magicians, and other miscellaneous performers.
One thing is certain, however - You will always find
If you put money in his pot, he will whistle, take your hand and kiss it.
The little kids hang around because sometimes people will give them money as well.
You will also find illegal peddlers selling their stuff - until the police happen by - at which time they can clear out mighty fast!
There's just so much to see and do downtown.
You want to watch the time, however, and not stay too late or you will get stuck in the commuter traffic - on the bus.
No place to sit and hardly any place to stand.
When y'all come to visit, we will for sure take you to XV de Novembro. We might even take you out to our favorite pastel place. It's just around the corner!