The University of Cuiabá was founded on April 19, 1988, and at the time the first private college in the state of Mato Grosso.
In these 23 years of work, UNIC has been making changes and being a pioneer in many initiatives. One of them was the implementation of Dentistry course, pioneer in the state, as well as courses Pharmacy, Biochemistry, Physiotherapy, Psychology and more recently Dining, Performing Arts, Interior Design, Fashions Design and many others.
Every year, thousands of young people are enrolled in the institution in pursuit of the realization of a dream: vocational training geared to the labor market at the national level.
The University of Cuiabá also consolidated its image in the realization of social actions. The Mato Grosso society has benefited by the services in physical therapy clinics, Psychology, Dentistry in Clinical Analysis Laboratories at the University General Hospital in Creche St. Francis of Assisi and the Legal Assistance Center - UNIJURIS. These projects are developed each year with the dedication of the entire academic community.
Due to the initiative of Professor Altamiro Belo Galindo and Professor Celia Marilena Calvo Galindo, today the institution is a major source of education for economic and social development of Mato Grosso, forming competent and ethical professionals. Over time, the University of Cuiabá is even more reason to realize dreams.
It's very easy to move around Cuiabá specially by uber, you can go almost everywhere with 10 - 20 reais (around US3$ - US7$).
Sights in Cuiabá - The excellent Tourism Secretary gives out a very detailed map showing all the various sights in Cuiabá, complete with pictures. It's a nice try, but pleasant though the city is, there's really little to see here.
- 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.
Welcome to Cuiabá :)
We are very excited to receive you and we really hope you enjoy it!