weekend walks: curitiba sunday markets

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Let’s go shopping on this weekend walk and we are predicting some groans at this point 😉  But it is here that we found an new addition to our current 3 wise monkeys collection.


So where are we? At Curitiba’s Sunday Markets – totally worth the visit and worth recommending. When we were first told about it by the reception staff in our hotel, we did not imagine them to be as huge as they were. There were hundreds and hundreds of stalls selling everything: crafts, food, toys, clothes and much more.

The markets are the place to be on a Sunday (from 9am), everyone converges to either sell, buy, browse or eat. We chose to do all except sell. It took us about 2 hours to walk the entire markets, walking up and down the many aisles! In some parts,  we shuffled along as the crowd numbers increased.


Although, there was some duplication in the stalls, most were rather unique!

We were told, the markets were “not to be missed” and we are so glad we went! We absolutely LOVED these markets 🙂 And even were able to enjoy some beautiful music performed by these young musicians.


Hope you enjoy a selection of photos of some of the things being sold.

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 Wishing you all a great week ahead!




34 thoughts on “weekend walks: curitiba sunday markets

    Algatrium said:
    July 2, 2014 at 1:28 pm

    Wow that was strange. I just wrote an extremely long comment but after I clicked submit my comment didn’t show up.
    Grrrr… well I’m not writing all that over again. Anyhow, just wanted to say wonderful blog!

    emmapostcard said:
    June 28, 2014 at 11:37 pm

    Looks like a really interesting market. I love markets but can never buy much as I don’t want to be lugging too much stuff around with me on my travels.

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      June 29, 2014 at 2:29 am

      Know exactly what you mean – we are notorious for just browsing!! Thanks so much for stopping by 🙂

    marjma2014 said:
    June 28, 2014 at 8:06 pm

    This is great. Vibrant pictures and interesting details. Enjoyed it very much.

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      June 28, 2014 at 8:55 pm

      So glad to hear that you enjoyed this post 🙂
      Thank you kindly for your lovely comment!

    Madhu said:
    June 25, 2014 at 11:30 pm

    Fab captures! I would have taken home one of those old radios! 🙂

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      June 27, 2014 at 7:35 am

      Ahhh – we wish money and luggage space was not an issue 😉
      Thanks for stopping by!

    the eternal traveller said:
    June 24, 2014 at 10:06 pm

    What else did you buy beside your new monkeys?

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      June 27, 2014 at 7:36 am

      We picked up some gifts for the family, nothing too exciting, just small bits and bobs!

    charlypriest said:
    June 24, 2014 at 6:50 pm

    Beautiful colourful pictures, how you managed to walk through those streets is beyond me. I actually found the wise monkey, in the first picture is the one in the middle. The first one is yawning and the third one is completely asleep. The one in the middle is the only one who is staring at me in the picture, that´s the wise monkey! I´m travelling the world through your post´s.

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      June 27, 2014 at 7:44 am

      Love your interpretation of the monkeys 🙂

      Those streets got very crowded and difficult to manoeuvre at times but it was all for the experience!!

      Glad we can share the world with our readers 🙂

    The Miss Adventure Journals said:
    June 24, 2014 at 2:41 pm

    Wow, love those old radios

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      June 24, 2014 at 3:51 pm

      Yeh – we thought those old radio were pretty awesome 🙂 thanks for your comment!!

    thebritishberliner said:
    June 23, 2014 at 6:03 pm

    The market looks lovely. I really like the rag dolls and the (fake) or are they home-made tulips! 🙂

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      June 23, 2014 at 8:52 pm

      They are handmade cloth tulips!! The market was really cool – we really really enjoyed it!! Thanks for stopping by 🙂

    Life On My Plate said:
    June 23, 2014 at 12:07 pm

    Looks like a fun way to spend the day 🙂

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      June 23, 2014 at 8:54 pm

      It definitely was a fun but unexpected way to spend our day – hadn’t thought it would be so extensive 🙂
      Thank you for stopping by 🙂

    worldjourneysdiscover said:
    June 23, 2014 at 10:36 am

    brilliant stuff!!!

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      June 23, 2014 at 10:40 am

      Thank you for leaving us a comment! Hope you’ve had a great weekend 🙂

    Mani (A New Life Wandering) said:
    June 23, 2014 at 8:22 am

    great one! I love that they’re sitting on each other and the cloth tulips are adorable.

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      June 23, 2014 at 10:16 am

      Thanks Mani! We have only one set that sit atop one another usually they are in a row so this was a treat!! Thanks for dropping by 🙂

    nnhtcao said:
    June 23, 2014 at 8:20 am

    The dolls are so cute!

    prior said:
    June 23, 2014 at 8:16 am

    wonderful walk – filled with variety and color ! ❤

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      June 23, 2014 at 10:14 am

      Absolutely! It was so vibrant 🙂
      Thanks for leaving us a comment!! Hope you have been well and have had a lovely weekend.

    dianaroggenbuckebrown said:
    June 23, 2014 at 7:07 am

    I really love those flower pots, they are so cute.

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      June 23, 2014 at 7:09 am

      Very creative and tulips are my (Le) favourite flowers so I thought these were the cutest little things 🙂

    Curt Mekemson said:
    June 23, 2014 at 6:50 am

    Fun photos. It looks like a great market. Curitiba is to be praised for shutting down streets and creating more of a pedestrian experience. I have a T-shirt with three squirrels assuming the same pose as your monkeys. The caption is, “What birdseed?” –Curt

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      June 23, 2014 at 6:54 am

      🙂 Sounds like our type of T-shirt!!

      There were some roads that cars could use to cut across the market BUT it was very hard for them to squeeze past all the pedestrians….. constantly pouring out every which way.

        Curt Mekemson said:
        June 23, 2014 at 8:39 am

        I suspect it would be. Maybe even hard to walk. 🙂

    Deepika said:
    June 23, 2014 at 6:40 am

    I want those candles and dolls ❤ Lovely photos 🙂

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      June 23, 2014 at 6:43 am

      Yeah, those candles were amazing. There were some that had like cinnamon sticks around it and in amongst the candle wax. So creative! And those dolls were very cute 🙂
      Thank you for your lovely comment!!!

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