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Cuiaba Travel Tips

February 26, 2012

Cuiabá, the capital of Mato Grosso, is an enchanting, novel town relaxing in the inexorable sun. It is a frontier town located in the hub of Brazilian cattle country. Earlier, it wasn’t odd at all if one could catch a glimpse of country folks in cowboy attires. However, in recent years, the colonial town has been renovated and renewed significantly to promote Cuiabá Travel. It is a very lively place and provides an entry into the northern part of the neighboring town of Pantanal and Chapada dos Guimarães.

Getting there:

Cuiabá is connected by air to Brasília, Rio, and São Paulo. The nearest airport, The Aeroporto Marechal Rondon, is located at a distance of 7 kms from the city center in Várzea Grande. A taxi ride to the city center cost you around R$ 25 (us$ 13).

The hotels, restaurants and local sights are situated within the walking distance of the city centre and serve as a highlight of Cuiabá Travel. The tourists are advised to avoid the area along the riverside. Hotels and lodges usually organize for transportation and pickups from the airport. Several buses run every day between Cuiabá to cities like Pantanal, Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.

What to see:

There are little sights to see in the city foe tourists aiming at Cuiabá Travel which can be covered within a day. These include:

  • Basilica do Senhor Bom Jesus- A recently built elegant cathedral displays neat art deco features and amazing stained glass.
  • Baroque Palacio de Instrucao- This construction is devoted to the war that took place between Paraguay and Brazil in 1860 is a highlight of Cuiabá Travel and houses a wide range of stuffed animals and some great Indian remnants like clubs, headdress and arrows.
  • Museu do Rio Cuiaba is positioned down by the riverside and its features reveal the changing nature of the river and also exhibit a neat collection of Pantanal fish.
  • Praca da Republica, a small green square, is located in the hub of the city and is a home to many of city’s popular attractions.
  • Ramis Bucair Museum of Stones- Formerly a mansion, this building has now been turned into a museum and possesses over 4000 displays, including Neolithic stone axes and bones of a 120 years old dinosaur, a major aspect of Cuiabá Travel.
  • For an even deeper delving into Brazilian nature, a suggestion is to visit Manaus, in the middle of Brazilian Amazon.

What to do:

Moreover, this place is strongly recommended if one is looking forward to shopping boots, saddles and other western gear. Besides, Cuiabá offers a lot of entertainment avenues to its tourists. There are three spacious shopping malls, wonderful restaurants and this small city even boasts of a late night club. Additionally, while going for Cuiabá Travel, one must visit the amazing downtown center where one can have a good time listening to live music whilst enjoying open air shopping, street vendors and drinking coconut water.

What to eat:

Cuiabá’s dishes are use the freshest fish (see fishes of Pantanal), exotic fruits, and bovine meat for which the region is famous. Some of the popular places like Peixaria offers freshly caught fish like Dourado, Pintado, Piraputanga and Pacu are also mentioned in Cuiabá Travel’s itinerary. Some of the great steaks and fish preparations can be savored at Getulio Grill. For a scrumptious Portuguese food, a visit to Taberna Portuguesa would be worth the money. The city also boasts of restaurants offering Arabain, French, Italian and regional cuisines.

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