Mato Grosso & Mato Grosso do Sul attractions

Top Choice Museum in Campo Grande

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 and fauna, while the other is a visually striking, unmissable i…
Top Choice Museum in Corumbá

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. Exhibits range from presentations on the flora and fauna in d…
Waterfall in Parque Nacional da Chapada dos Guimarães

Véu de Noiva

The impressive Véu de Noiva, an 86m free-falling waterfall, provides the park’s characteristic postcard moment. A small trail leads to the lookout, perched on top of rocks with the canyon below. This is one of Chapa…
Port in Corumbá

Porto Geral

Corumbá's riverside is a charming locale with colorful historic façades opposite bobbing boats, some of which are waiting to take you out on a boisterous pleasure cruise on the Paraguai or a fishing trip. You'll fin…
Museum in Cuiabá

Museu Rondon de Etnologia e Arqueologia

The small Museu Rondon has exhibits on indigenous culture and is well worth a visit to check out the ornate headdresses and weaponry. The museum is located on the grounds of the Federal University of Mato Grosso (UF…
Fort in Corumbá

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 quite spectacularly in 1864, when it was overrun by the Paraguaya…
Aquarium in Campo Grande

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 impressive freshwater aquarium, a mediocre finish-at-all-costs ha…
Viewpoint in Chapada dos Guimarães

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 magnificent! Off to your right you can see the Cuiabá skylin…
Viewpoint in Corumbá

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 towers but presents you with sweeping views of the town and the Pa…
Gallery in Corumbá

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 the front are stunning and the crazy paving is, well, crazy. Y…