Museu do Rio, Cuiaba

Situated right by the renovated riverside port area, Museu do Rio features displays and exhibits of the changing face of the river ecosystem, and a small collection of local Pantanal fish. Erected in 1899, this simple rectangular building once served as the city’s fish market. Today the museum/aquarium is also the center of art and culture for this entire region. The idea here is to preserve the history of the capital of Mato Grosso through photographs, crafts, works of religious art, and models depicting the development of this urban center from colonial times to the present. Make this a brief stop on your tour of the city, and drop by the popular restaurant, conveniently located inside the building. Use our Cuiaba online travel route planner to arrange your visit to Museu do Rio and other attractions in Cuiaba.
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  • A place that could be better if there was investment, but it was nice to meet, maybe I go back in 2018.
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  • Despite being a historical place, today there are not many options just a souvenirs shop and a fish market
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  • It is part of the history of Mato Grosso is a walk in the past and your facts is worth visiting to see some
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  • Very beautiful place
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  • Was a good weather sealed, but it is a tradition of Mato Grosso.
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  • The Museum is temporarily disabled
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  • Pretty sure good for walking
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  • Weak, leaves much to be desired when it comes to a region so rich in aquatic fauna.
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Where to stay in Cuiaba

As a busy state capital and a major hub of commerce, Cuiaba provides a good selection of mostly mid-range hotels catering to budget visitors. Truly luxurious hotels are a rarity here, but you can choose from many decent establishments offering clean, bright rooms. Look for accommodations near downtown to stay close to the best shopping, dining, and entertainment options. For a more authentic visit, check out the city's pousadas (guesthouses), which often occupy one or more floors inside restored historical buildings.
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