Attractions

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…
Museum in Cuiabá

Museu Histórico de Mato Grosso

Inside a restored colonial building, this museum is an interesting stroll through the state’s history. Exhibits range from reproductions of prehistoric rock art and books of sales from the slave trade to vibrant pai…
Museum in Cuiabá

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 stone tunnel. Far more interesting than the display is the c…
Viewpoint in Chapada dos Guimarães

Mirante de Geodésia

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…
Museum in Cuiabá

Museu Rondon

The small Museu Rondon has exhibits on indigenous culture and is well worth a visit to check out the ornate headdresses and weaponry. Located on the grounds of the Federal University of Mato Grosso (UFMT), the museu…
Monument in Cuiabá

Centro Geodésico da America do Sul

An obelisk here allegedly marks the center of the continent, calculated before the invention of satellite mapping. Tell locals that the actual geographical center of South America lies 67km away near Chapada dos Gui…