Must see attractions in Mato Grosso & Mato Grosso do Sul

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    Museu das Culturas Dom Bosco

    Built on the site of a Bororo burial ground, this superb museum is divided into two parts. One is a collection of over 10,000 insects and stuffed flora…

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    Museu de História do Pantanal

    On the waterfront, this partially interactive museum tells the story of the formation of the Pantanal and 10,000 years of human habitation in the region…

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    Porto Geral

    Corumbá's riverside is a charming locale with colorful historic facades opposite bobbing boats, some of which are waiting to take you out on a boisterous…

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    Forte de Coimbra

    Located some 80km downriver from Corumbá along Rio Paraguai, this large fort was built in 1775 to repel invaders from Paraguay, which it failed to do…

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    Aquário do Pantanal

    Originally slated for completion in 2014, this ambitious aquarium and research center was still in development in 2018. You will either find a hugely…

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    Mirante da Chapada

    The mirante (lookout), marked with a modest concrete square, is the geographic center of South America. While the monument is underwhelming, the views are…

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    Art Izu

    Art Izu is home to one of Corumbá’s premier artists, Izulina Xavier. You can’t miss it – the giant bird sculptures and bronze statue of São Francisco in…

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    Cristo Rei do Pantanal

    Easily reachable via a short but steep walk or taxi ride uphill, Corumbá's answer to Christ the Redeemer is a little chipped and crowded out by cell…

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    Feira Central

    A great market worth a stroll, this massive open-air food and shopping court is lined with Japanese soba-noodle joints and other stalls, as well as some…

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    Parque Mãe Bonifácia

    This sizable forested park northwest of the city center makes a fine escape from Cuiabá's relentless sun. Pleasant shaded trails and a playground make it…

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    Museu Histórico de Mato Grosso

    Inside a restored 19th-century building, this museum is an interesting stroll through the state’s history. Exhibits range from reproductions of…

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    Museu do Morro da Caixa D'Agua Velha

    The city’s oddest museum brings together a variety of frankly weird water-themed trinkets, from old tubes to shower heads, housed inside a beautifully lit…

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    Centro Geodésico da America do Sul

    An underwhelming obelisk here allegedly marks the center of the continent, calculated before the invention of satellite mapping. Tell residents that the…

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    Zoológico da UFMT

    Inside the UFMT university grounds, this small zoo features various denizens of the Pantanal, such as the hyacinth macaw, harpy eagle, peccaries, capybara…

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    Forte Junqueira

    Forte Junqueira is a diminutive white hexagonal fort with 3m-thick walls located within the military base in Corumbá: phone ahead in order to visit. The…

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    Parque das Nações Indígenas

    This sizable park is at the eastern end of the central district and houses several of Campo Grande's sights, as well as walking trails, a lake, an open…

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    Aquário de Bonito

    If you can’t tell a pacu from a piraputanga, wade through this makeshift aquarium of Pantanal peixes. A rainy day activity.