Cuiabá

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About Cuiabá

Cuiabá is the capital and largest city in the state of Mato Grosso. The city is situated on the left bank of the same name and form a conurbation with the city of Great Plains.

A census conducted in 2010 by the IBGE, the population of Cuiabá is 556,298 inhabitants, while the population of the conurbation exceeds 800 000 inhabitants. Its metropolitan area has 859,130 ​​inhabitants and paste metro has nearly 1 million inhabitants, its middle region has 1,090,512 inhabitants, making it a small metropolis in the heart of South America The city is one of 12 venues from World Cup FIFA 2014, representing the Pantanal.

Founded in 1719, remained virtually stagnant since the end of the gold mines until the early twentieth century. Since then, had a population growth above the national average, reaching its peak in the 1970s and 1980s.

Frequented by businessmen in the field of agribusiness, Cuiabá offers good infrastructure of services and lodging. Who wins is the tourists who make the capital of Mato Grosso the gateway to the Pantanal and Chapada dos Guimarães.

Regardless of the reason for travel, is required to know some good restaurants in town. Among them are starring Al Manzul, one of the best of Arabic cuisine of Brazil, and Mahalo, sophisticated in all styles, from ambient to the contemporary menu.

Time to savor the delights typical Pantanal, go to Biba´s Fish Market. The flagship is the rotation of fish, which brings the painted Mojica, a stew made from cassava, painted breaded and grilled, and fried pacu ribs, known as ventrecha. Follow-ups could not be more perfect: porridge, banana crumbs, salad and rice. Quit work furundu tasting, a traditional sweet made with green papaya Cuiabá, brown sugar and cinnamon.

To digestion, go to the Artisan´s House, a mansion of 1910 divided into rooms for the sale of handicrafts from around the state. In each environment, a theme of the pottery homemade liqueurs, through weaving, Indian artifacts and sweets. Since the works are found in the Indian shop Funai.

There are parts of various tribes, as Xavante Karajá and Pataxó, beyond the 16 ethnic groups in the Xingu Park. Deserve highlights the necklaces, baskets, straw purses, and rattles.


Over the past 15 years, growth slowed in line with the fall that occurred in most of the country. Today, besides the political and administrative functions, is the industrial center, commercial and state services. It is known as "Green City" because of the large trees.

It is noteworthy that Cuiabá is one of the warmer climates of the country, with an annual average of 26 degrees. From August to October, the thermometers are easy to reach 40 degrees. Be sure to bring light clothing and in the case of stretching the trip to the Pantanal, take yellow fever vaccine ten days prior to shipment.

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