Curitiba is one of the largest cities in the prosperous Brazilian Southern region. The city is well known for its urban planners and its innovative ground transportation system, which is very simple and practical, consisting entirely of buses. There is a great old city in the in the heart of downtown, which was recently restored very well for its 319 years. There are huge arts and crafts fair every Sunday in the old city that is well worth visiting. Curitiba, the capital of the Brazilian state of Paraná, is an inland city of tall buildings such as the Telepar Panoramic Tower, with an observatory on top. Known as a cultural center, Curitiba is home to a number of performance venues, including the Wire Opera house, a structure of tubular steel with a transparent roof, and the Guaíra Theater. Many visitors from outside Brazil are not prepared to feel cold in this tropical country. This is precisely the case in Curitiba, located off from the tropic parallel, and elevated by an altitude of almost 1000 meters above the sea level. These factors mean that winters (Jun-Sep) can reach freezing temperatures especially at night, which make coats and further protections necessary. Curitiba is also famous for its gastronomy, it is possible to experience dishes from all over the world with a Brazilian touch.