The capital of Mato Grosso state, Cuiaba is a historical city, 300 years old. It was not unusual to see folks in cowboy duds, hiding horses and looking at wild animals on the street. Nevertheless, that time is gone and through many years, Cuiaba has been greatly modernized and now is a very pleasant town. It’s a hot, tropical place, where you can wear shorts, sandals and sunglasses, as well as a touristic place, because the city serves as the main gateway to the northern part of the Pantanal - the Transpantaneira Highway starts just 98km (61 miles) away - and as the jumping off point to “Chapada dos Guimarães”. At the same time, the city has a lot to offer, with much to do and to see - three spacious shopping malls, amazing restaurants, night clubs, not to mention the beautiful open downtown center where you can find live music, open air shopping, street vendors and fresh coconut water. But the city still holds on a little to it’s old feature, specially because it has a lot of parks, where you can find yourself beneath trees, see some capybaras, macaws and maybe even monkeys!
Universidade Federal do Mato Grosso.
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The incomings can be allocated at a student’s flat house, a family house or a community home, which is a house shared by students, who eventually create a family bound. The incomings will have their own bed and will be provided with one bathroom, that can be shared or not, and internet access, at the house or at college.
The International Airport is located in Varzea Grande city.
There is a bus station just 100 meters from the main door of the airport, lines number 17 and 55 go to the Univertity.
Places in Cuiabá - The Turism Office gives out a very detailed map showing all the wonderful places to go in Cuiabá, and it also has pictures! The majority are historical places.
- Basilica do Senhor Bom Jesus de Cuiabá, Praça da República. Tu-F 8AM-11AM and 2PM-6PM. A stylish modern cathedral with some nifty Art Deco features and great stained glass. Mass is at 6am and 6pm daily.
- Almost next door there's the yellow baroque Palácio de Instrução tel: 065/321-3391. M-F 8AM-5PM, now home to Cuiabá's history and natural history museums. Admission is R$1 (US35¢) for both. The history museum is mostly devoted to the 1860s war between Brazil and Paraguay, largely fought in this remote region. The natural history wing features a wide assortment of stuffed dead animals -- all rather tatty looking -- and some great Indian clubs and arrows and headdresses.
- Down by the renovated riverside port area there's the Museu do Rio Cuiabá and the Municipal Aquarium, Av. Beira Rio s/n (where the Av. 15 de Novembro crosses the river; tel; 065/623-1440. Tu-Su 9AM-6PM. Features displays and exhibits on the changing face of the river, and a small collection of local Pantanal fish.
The centerpiece of Cuiabá is a small green square called Praça de República. The modern but very stylish basilica fronts this square, as does the tourist information office and the small natural history museum. The most important street in Centro (central Cuiabá), Avenida Getulio Vargas, runs northwest from Praça da República. Most of the city's better hotels and several restaurants cluster around Avenida Getulio Vargas about 8 blocks from the square. Directly northeast of Praça República, there's a small shopping district, centered on Rua Eng. Ricardo Franco. Two blocks southeast of Praça República, Avenida Getulio Vargas hits the broad traffic arterial Avenida Ten. Cel. Duarte. On the far side of this street there's a large city park, Parque Antonio Pires de Campos, and on the ridge behind that, the neighborhood of Bandeirantes, where there are a few cheaper hotels. It takes about 10 to 15 minutes to walk from either Banderiantes to Praça República, or from Praça República to the Avenida Vargas hotel enclave.
Bring your own white coat and stethoscope.You must respect Brazil's norm NR 32: do not use accessories, wear closed shoes and tie your hair.BE WELCOME TO CUIABA!! WE WILL BE VERY PLEASED TO RECEIVE YOU HERE :)