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 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…
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…
Park in Cuiabá

Parque Mãe Bonifácia

This sizeable forested park northwest of the city center makes a fine escape from Cuiabá's relentless sun. Pleasant shaded trails and a playground make it worth a visit.
Museum in Cuiabá

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 prehistoric rock art and books of sales from the slave trade to vibrant…
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…
Monument in Cuiabá

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 actual geographical center of South America lies 67km away nea…
Zoo in Cuiabá

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 and several big cats. To get here, catch a C01 Universitária…
Waterfall in Parque Nacional da Chapada dos Guimarães

Cachoeirinha & Cachoeira dos Namorados

These two gentle, pretty waterfalls are reached via a 1km trail from the carpark at Véu de Noiva. They are very popular with local families as they have safe bathing for children and the closest beach is a thousand …