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Brazil travel: Cuiaba

Cuiaba is the capital of the state Mato Grosso and also acts as the entrance for trips to the Pantanal and to the 60 kilometer distant mountains Chapada dos Guimaraes. After it was founded in 1764, the city benefited from the Gold rush. Impressive buildings and squares in the historic centre are evidence of this epic era. If you are the museum kind of person, then this is the perfect place for you. The Fundacao Cultural de Mato Grosso houses three museums: each one for anthropology, natural history and folk culture. For lovers of architecture the Church of Nossa Senhora do Bom Despacho from the year 1720 is also a recommended sight. It was built in a Gothic style, similar to Notre Dame in Paris. The Church of Nossa Senhora do Rosario and the Chapel Sao Benedito are also worth a visit. Both listed buildings were constructed in the Baroque style. Additionally, many typical markets take place all around Cuiba. Culinary highlights in this region are definitely the fresh fish from the Pantanal. Before your trip to Cuiaba, you should know about the weather conditions. You will find warm temperatures with daytime average highs of 31 to 34 degrees Celsius. The evening’s can be quite cool depending on the season. You should also note the higher rainfall in the months of December to March. In the period from May to September it stays mostly dry.

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